The San Francisco 49ers added a scout to their front office on Wednesday, and it’s a familiar face. Former 49ers linebacker Larry Grant has been named the team’s 2018 Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellow.
The fellowship was named in honor of Bill Nunn, former personnel director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and John Wooten, a former NFL player and front office executive. It was created in January 2015, and is part of the NFL’s Football Development program under NFL Football Operations. It is designed to educate former players interested in a career in professional scouting, giving participants hands-on experience as full-time members of an NFL scouting staff. They shadow NFL scouts during a season-long internship in an attempt to develop their ability to spot talent.
Grant entered the NFL in 2008 as a seventh round pick of the then St. Louis Rams. He spent three seasons with the Rams, then joined the 49ers for two seasons. He appeared in 32 games over those two seasons, and was active for Super Bowl 47.
The Santa Rosa-born Grant did not sign anywhere following the 2013 season, and has been coaching football at the high school level in California. Most recently he was the head coach at Paso Robles High School. According to the 49ers PR release, he began work last month as a regional director for West Coast Flex Football, a football league for boys and girls.