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Grant Wistrom

Defensive End

Grant Alden  Wistrom

Inducted 2009

Date of Birth



Joplin, MO


University of Nebraska (1994-1997)


During Grant Wistrom’s time in Nebraska, the Cornhuskers posted a 49-2 record and collected three National Championships behind the pivotal play of the two-time first-team All-America selection (1996-1997). As a freshman on the 1994 National Championship team, Wistrom notched 36 tackles and 4.5 sacks en route to being named the Big Eight Newcomer of the Year. During his sophomore season, he recorded 44 tackles, including a team leading 15 tackles for loss while being named first-team All-Big Eight as the Huskers won their second straight national title. In 1996, Wistrom helped the Husker defensive unit to a top ten national ranking in all four major defensive categories. As a senior, Wistrom won the Lombardi Award; earned a finalist spot for the Nagurski Defensive Player of the Year Award; and claimed an NFF National Scholar–Athlete Award. In 1997, he again stood in the forefront as the Cornhuskers notched another national title and he took home a second-straight Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year title. Drafted in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, Wistrom earned the Ram’s Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Wistrom played in three Super Bowls during his six-season career, including a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV with the Rams. He retired as a player with the Seattle Seahawks after the 2006 season.


Height 6'5

Weight 255

Career Highlights

  • 1997 Academic All-America
  • 1997 All-Conference
  • 1997 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1997 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar
  • 1997 NFF Scholar Athlete
  • 1997 Unanimous All-America
  • 1996 Academic All-America
  • 1996 All-Conference
  • 1996 Consensus All-America
  • 1995 All-Conference
  • 1995 Third Team All-America
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