The Tennessee Titans have signed Adam Coon to play on the offensive line. This normally wouldn’t be newsworthy, but this guy is a three-time All-American wrestler that compiled a 116-15 record in college while wrestling at Michigan but never played football for the Wolverines.
Among his accomplishments is being a four-time high school state champion in wrestling and being named the Detroit Athletic Club High School Athlete of the Year as a senior in high school.
Coon has no college football playing experience and last played football in high school when he was tabbed as an All-State linebacker in 2012. He was also an All-State Honorable Mention on the offensive line in 2010 and ’11.
Coon was a gold medalist at the 2019 Pan American Wrestling Championships. He also took home a silver medal at the 2020 Pan American Wrestling Championships.
The 26-year-old, who is 6-foot-5 and wrestled at 286 pounds, will look to crack a Titans’ 53-man roster that is expected to include fellow linemen Taylor Lewan, Rodger Saffold, Ben Jones, Nate Davis, Kendall Lamm, Anthony Firkser and rookies Dillon Radunz and Cole Banwart, among others.