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ACU standout, NFL lineman Grant Feasel dies at 52


Grant Feasel played eight seasons in the NFL with the Colts, Vikings and Seahawks. (Photo via msn.foxsports.com)

The Associated Press reports:

Former NFL offensive lineman Grant Feasel, who was a standout at Abilene Christian University before a pro career that included six seasons in Seattle, has died. He was 52.
A service for Feasel is scheduled Friday (July 20) at Legacy Church of Christ in North Richland Hills, Texas. Church officials said he died Sunday, though the cause of death hasn’t been revealed.

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Feasel died Sunday morning, July 15, according to the Abilene Reporter-News in Texas.

Feasel arrived in Abilene in the summer of 1978 as a 6-5, 215-pound offensive tackle from Barstow, Calif. By the time he left ACU as a 1983 graduate he had grown to 6-7, 295-pounds and had who earned almost every conceivable award available to an NCAA Division II offensive lineman.
He also was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the sixth round of the 1983 NFL draft, the same draft that saw the Colts select Stanford quarterback John Elway as the No. 1 overall selection.
“When Grant first arrived at ACU he was a tall, skinny kid,” ACU director of athletics emeritus and former head football coach Wally Bullington said in a statement released by the school. “But he worked hard in the weight room and became, in my opinion, maybe the best offensive lineman we’ve ever had here.”

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