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Tennessee Titans Sign World Silver Medalist Adam Coon

Adam Coon at Final X 2019 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

This afternoon, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero announced via Twitter that the Tennessee Titans have signed World silver medalist Adam Coon. He is expected to vye for a spot on the Titans offensive line.

Coon has not played football since his senior year of high school in 2013. At the time, he was recruited by a handful of Big Ten programs (Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin) on the gridiron, in addition to the attention he received for his wrestling prowess. Coon played on the offensive line in high school and was an All-State linebacker for Michigan's Fowlerville High School.

Despite the attention for football, Coon chose to wrestle in the Big Ten for the Michigan Wolverines. He was a three-time All-American (2nd, 3rd, 2nd). Coon was also a Big Ten runner-up in both his junior and senior seasons. Both NCAA finals losses came to multiple time champions (Nick Gwiazdowski and Kyle Snyder). Coon holds the distinction of handing Snyder his last collegiate loss, which occurred in a dual meet during the 2017-18 season.

After college, Coon has had a decorated career primarily in Greco-Roman. Right after his time at Michigan was up, he made the 2018 World finals. That same year, Coon advanced to Final X in freestyle, as well. In 2019, he made the Greco world team but did not come home with a medal. This year he cruised through the Olympic Trials at 130 kg with little trouble. Unfortunately, since the weight was not qualified for the Olympics, he needed to go to the Last Chance Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria. At that event, Coon logged a win, but was eliminated before the finals.

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ban basketball (1) about 2 weeks ago
So much for rocket physics, or whatever his major was in.
CoachCWK (1) about 2 weeks ago
He was aerospace and none of that is going anywhere so he has time. Love to see it happen as it has with others.
lesman (1) about 2 weeks ago
OSU fan but still wish him all luck. And why not give it a try? Space isn't going away and if he's as smart as he is suppose to be, he's got time.