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Oak Ridge native, Carson-Newman graduate Zach Witherspoon will coach in the Super Bowl for the Los Angeles Rams

Witherspoon is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Los Angeles Rams and he is proud to represent his hometown.

LOS ANGELES — Oak Ridge native and Carson-Newman graduate Zach Witherspoon has a chance to be a part of a Super Bowl winning team.

He is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Los Angeles Rams.

"I'm just thankful for all the support, you know I'm happy to be out here representing," he said. "It's a community that does a lot of great things in a lot of communities around the world. I'm happy to be a part of that." 

Witherspoon played for Oak Ridge High School until 2010 as a wide receiver. He went on to play at Carson-Newman. He went on to get a Master's degree and then spent most of his time at New Mexico State University in different roles pertaining to strength and conditioning before joining the Rams in 2021.

Now he has a chance to be part of a Super Bowl winning team.

"I'm just a cog in the wheel, but it would certainly be an honor to do that in year one," he said. "To do it with such a special group, these guys are great to be around every day, staff, players, coaches. It would be truly special to share that with them and the people back home."

The Rams also have a former Vol in their organization.  Jacques McClendon is Director of Football Affairs for the team. He played center at Tennessee and was taken in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

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