JT Townsend passed away suddenly and unexpectedly June 5th, 2013. But, his legacy lives on thru the work he began with his foundation. We all strive to LIVE LIKE JT!
In life we all face challenges and set backs. No one is immune to that. But it’s not what life throws in your path that matters, its how you RISE UP and over come the situation. Nothing and No one does more to prove that then the life of JT Townsend.
Jerry Townsend, Jr. (J.T.) was born February 7, 1987 in Jacksonville, Florida and is the oldest of three children. JT, while playing football for Episcopal High School, suffered a spinal cord injury on Friday, October 8, 2004, in a game against Bishop Kenny High School. Despite his injury, JT has made great strides since. He received a scholarship to attend Episcopal High School in 2003.
While at Episcopal, JT received many awards and recognition, including The Episcopal High School Foundation Award for Excellence of Character and the Best Athlete of the Episcopal High School Class of 2005.
JT’s football and basketball jerseys were retired in 2009 at a special ceremony for his contributions when he played in the positions of wide receiver on the football team and forward on the basketball team. He is graduated college 2013 from the University of North Florida (UNF) with a major in Sports Management.
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