The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday that former 49ers LB Larry Grant has been named the team’s 2018 Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellow. The Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship, which was created by the NFL in January 2015, is designed to educate former players interested in a career in professional scouting. The program will give participants hands-on experience as full-time members of an NFL scouting staff, shadowing NFL scouts during a season-long internship that develops their ability to spot talent.
The fellowship, named in honor of Bill Nunn, longtime personnel director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and John Wooten, a former NFL player and front office executive, is part of the NFL’s Football Development program under NFL Football Operations.
Grant was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (214th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Ohio State University. In six NFL season with the Rams (2008-10), 49ers (2011-12) and Chicago Bears (2013), he appeared in 68 games (11 starts) and registered 64 tackles, six passes defensed, five sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also saw action in five postseason contests with the 49ers from 2011-12. Following his playing career, he spent time coaching at the high school level at multiple California high schools. In May of 2018, he began work as a regional director for West Coast Flex Football, a football league for boys and girls.