Grant Wistrom '99.9 percent' Done in the NFL

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Former Nebraska standout Grant Wistrom has done it all in his college and NFL careers, winning three national championships at Nebraska and a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams.

Now he's looking to add the title of "coach" to his football resume, and he's willing to start small.

Released last month from the Seattle Seahawks, the 30-year-old defensive end plans to move home to southwest Missouri and become an assistant coach at the Springfield high school where his older brother, Chance, is principal.

Wistrom hasn't officially retired from the NFL, but said Monday he is "99.9 percent sure" he won't be playing an 11th season in the pros.

A school official says Wistrom, his wife, Melissa, and their two-year-old son are moving to Springfield next week.


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