ADA — Ohio Northern University’s vice president for student affairs will sing the national anthem during the Cleveland Browns’ home opener against the Houston Texans at 1 p.m. Sunday.
This will be the second time Adriane Thomson Bradshaw, a Cleveland native, will sing the national anthem during a Brown’s game after Bradshaw was nominated to perform in 2020. But Bradshaw’s first performance was recorded in an empty stadium due to pandemic protocols, which she described to a Toledo television station as “bizarre” and unforgettable .
“I am excited, nervous and still somewhat incredulous that it is happening,” Bradshaw said in a press release Wednesday. “The last time, even though there were no people in the stands, it was a humbling experience having my image projected on the huge screen and hearing my voice projected from multiple speakers all around the stadium.
“To have that happen again, but with people actually watching, and then to know there will also be fireworks and a flyover during the performance, seems surreal. I hope I am able to take it all in.”
The game will be televised on CBS.