It’s been virtually 9 years since Adam Coon final donned a soccer helmet and pads. Now, he’ll look to take action within the Nationwide Soccer League.
The Tennessee Titans introduced Friday afternoon that they had agreed to phrases with Coon, a former All-American wrestler at Michigan. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder is anticipated to compete for a spot as an inside offensive lineman, per The Tennessean.
Coon was a star soccer participant at Fowlerville Excessive College, 40 minutes from Ann Arbor. He was an All-State linebacker in 2012 and an honorable point out lineman in 2010 and 2011, however left the game after highschool to focus solely on wrestling.
He went on to publish a 116-15 file for the Wolverines at heavyweight. His 116 wins is twenty second on Michigan’s all-time leaderboard, and his .885 profitable proportion is sixth. Coon was an All-American in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and an NCAA Finalist in 2015 and 2018. He was additionally a two-time Huge Ten runner-up.
On the Junior World Championships in 2014, Coon gained the bronze medal in each Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling at 120 kilograms (264 kilos). After graduating from Michigan, he embarked absolutely on a global profession. He completed second within the 130-pound weight class in Greco-Roman on the 2018 world championships, gained the gold there on the 2019 Pan-American Video games, and took the silver in 2020.
In April, Coon gained the U.S. Olympic Trials at 130 kilograms, incomes him a spot on the nationwide crew. However he later did not qualify for the Olympics after shedding within the quarterfinals of the World Olympic Qualifier in Bulgaria in Could.
Coon saved a return to soccer open as an possibility previously, per the Titans’ press launch.
There’s some precedent for what Coon is making an attempt to do. Stephen Neal, a two-time heavyweight champion at Cal State Bakersfield, didn’t play faculty soccer, however signed with the New England Patriots in 2001 and went on to have a 10-year profession as an NFL offensive lineman. One other non-college soccer participant, Carlton Haselrig, gained six NCAA titles in wrestling and was a Professional Bowl lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992.