Grant Feasel

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Grant Feasel
Date of birth (1960-06-28)June 28, 1960
Place of birth Barstow, California, U.S.
Date of death July 15, 2012(2012-07-15) (aged 52)
Place of death Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Center
College Abilene Christian
NFL draft 1983 / Round: 6 / Pick: 161
Career history
As player
1983 Baltimore Colts
1984 Indianapolis Colts
1984–86 Minnesota Vikings
1987–1992 Seattle Seahawks
Career stats

Grant Earl Feasel (June 28, 1960 – July 15, 2012) was an American football center in the National Football League for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.[1] Feasel was born in Barstow, California and graduated Barstow High School in 1978, then attended and was a standout football player and a first-team all-America center at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.[2]

College career[edit]

Feasel was selected in 1997 to the NCAA Division II Team of the Quarter Century.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In 1983, he was drafted as the sixth draft pick by the then-Baltimore Colts, going into their last season there before the franchise moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. He played in the 1983 season in Baltimore, then part of the season in the new location in Indianapolis, where he was traded mid-season to the Minnesota Vikings.

He played two years for the Vikings, then was traded to the Seattle Seahawks, where he played six of his eight years in the NFL.

Personal life[edit]

Feasel married Cyndy and they had three children Sean, Spencer, and daughter, Sarah. A year before Grant died, Cyndy and Grant divorced. Cyndy Feasel released a book November 15, 2016 "After The Cheering Stops An NFL Wife's Story Of Concussions, Loss, And The Faith That Saw Her Through" [4][5] Grant's brother Greg Feasel, also played in the National Football League.

After Football[edit]

Feasel died on Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was 52. Feasel's family donated his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation and was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease better known as CTE.[6][7]

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