Tennessee Titans sign former NCAA wrestler Adam Coon to play OL

June 4 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans have signed Adam Coon, a three-time NCAA All-American wrestler who will play on the offensive line.

Coon compiled a 116-15 record while wrestling at the University of Michigan, but he never played football for the Wolverines.


The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Coon was a four-time high school state champion in wrestling and was named the Detroit Athletic Club High School Athlete of the Year as a senior at Fowlerville High School in Michigan.

Coon was an all-state linebacker at Fowlerville in 2012 and was an all-time honorable mention offensive lineman in 2010-11.

The 26-year-old Coon earned a spot on the men's Olympic wrestling team earlier this year, but he failed to qualify for this year's Games through the World Olympic Qualifier last month in Bulgaria.

Now, the decorated wrestler has turned his focus to football. He is expected to compete for a spot on the interior of the offensive line, most likely at guard.

The Titans waived-injured offensive tackle Anthony McKinney in a corresponding roster move.


Tennessee also placed cornerback Kevin Johnson on the reserve-retired list Friday. He signed a one-year contract with the Titans earlier this off-season.

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