Reading Time: 2 minutes Derrick Morgan inspired his teammates to go plant-based (Photo: Instagram)
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NFL players for the Tennessee Titans got together for a vegan Thanksgiving meal recently – after being inspired to ditch animal products.

In what is being described as the ‘Titans’ vegan movement’, around 11 of the team’s players have gone at least partly plant-based, inspired by Derrick Morgan’s lead.

Linebacker Morgan went plant-based 10 months ago, accompanied by wife Charity, who retrained as a vegan chef.

It was Charity’s cooking, as she did meal prep for her husband, that started to inspire the other players.

Tasty and convenient

According to writer Cameron Woolfe: “One by one, Titans players spotted Morgan’s lunches and asked to be put on the meal plan. 

“A few, such as DeMarco Murray, enjoy the convenience of a ready-made, healthy and tasty post-practice meal delivered to the Titans’ facility. 

“Many more, including Morgan, Woodyard and Casey, are all in.”


According to Charity: “If you want them to play like warriors, we must feed them like it.

“To hear [player Wesley Woodyard] tell me he feels like a 20-year-old on the field and he’s 30, it’s amazing.”

Reports say the players believe they play better, recover more quickly, and control their weight more easily following this plant-based plan.


The players showed their commitment to the plant-based lifestyle at Thanksgiving.

The Morgans hosted a holiday celebration with a number of players and their partners.

In a video shared on Twitter, Morgan talks about hosting his ‘very first vegan Thanksgiving’ – and shows off some of the delicious looking food with Tofurky, mashed potatoes, and truffle cream corn just some of the dishes on offer.

As Derrick Morgan said: “It’s not a real sacrifice as far as flavor goes.”


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Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.