WMU’s Wassink decides not to try for NFL


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Western Michigan University quarterback Jon Wassink has decided to not pursue a career in the NFL, which holds its draft in about a week.

Wassink had been training for the draft, but that changed once the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“With Pro Day not happening, in terms of agents, I didn’t feel they were reaching out. Even the one agent I was talking to didn’t seem that interested. So, a couple of those things made me think, maybe this isn’t for you,” Wassink said.

The decision didn’t come easy for Wassink, who has been a standout athlete since his days at South Christian and always had a dream to play in the NFL.

“It was difficult. Football has been such a big part of my life, especially in college, Wassink said. “You know, they basically own you for five years. I love football, so it was tough, but knowing God has a plan through everything, knowing whether it’s a disease or whatever, he’s always in control and knowing he has a plan for me has put me at peace, so I’m at peace with it.”

Wassink has a degree in accounting from WMU and is finishing the masters program online. After that, he will hit the job market.

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