Grant Feasel, a former NFL offensive lineman, whose pro career began in 1983 with Baltimore and ended with six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, passed away on Sunday at the age of 52.
According to ESPN, Feasel played 117 games in the NFL over eight seasons. He was originally drafted in 1983 by the Baltimore Colts, where he played 11 games as a rookie. The next year, he played for the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota, but did not play until he was picked up by the Seahawks in 1987. He spent six seasons in Seattle, before leaving in 1992.
KTXS-12 reports that ACU director of athletics emeritus and former head football coach Wally Bullington recalled of Grant Feasel that:
“When Grant first arrived at ACU he was a tall, skinny kid. But he worked hard in the weight room and became, in my opinion, maybe the best offensive lineman we’ve ever had here. He was an extremely hard worker and dedicated player and was a great team player. I was always impressed with what a great team player he was, and I know he must have been a pleasure to coach.”
When he retired, Feasel was given a dinner in Fort Worth, sponsored by ACU. His brother, Greg Feasel, who was also an ACU football alum, spoke to the crowd about ACU’s influence on both him and Grant. He stated:
“Grant and I are what are today because of what we learned from the people in this room. We learned to exceed standards, see past problems for solutions and to have respect for God’s creation. Grant and I were blessed to have attended and played at ACU.”
Grant Feasel also spoke at the reception in his honor, and he echoed his brother’s sentiments, saying:
“This day is more than a dream come true. I’m nobody special. I can give you a list of names as long as my arm of people who have been helped by ACU. It’s an unbelievable place, and I’m proof of what it can do for people.”
ESPN reports that no cause of death has been given for the former football player, but they have said that a service for Grant Feasel will be held on Friday at Legacy Church of Christ in North Richland Hills, Texas.