Gophers Legend Gable Steveson Officially Swaps Sports, Signs with Buffalo Bills

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Gable Steveson, the pride of Apple Valley, has become a household name in Minnesota. After dominating the high school wrestling scene with multiple state titles and continuing his streak with the Gophers to win NCAA championships, he clinched an Olympic gold medal.

Gable Steveson signed by Buffalo Bills

After a failed attempt with the WWE, Steveson is trying to swap sports. And today, after numerous workouts with several NFL teams, the former Gopher legend has officially signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills, where he will try to make their roster on the defensive line.

According to Schefter, his workout in Buffalo was the first time the 6’1″, 275 lb athletic freak has ever put on cleats. That’s a pretty remarkable fact that underscores his natural athleticism and raw talent.

Steveson had an impressive high school wrestling career at Apple Valley, winning four state titles and achieving an incredible 171-match winning streak. His success led him to commit to wrestling for the University of Minnesota.

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During his time as a Golden Gopher, he won three Big Ten championships and two NCAA championships. In 2021, he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in one of the most memorable wrestling finishes in Olympic history.

Steveson signed with WWE in 2021, making appearances at SummerSlam and SmackDown. However, on May 3rd, less than a month ago, he was released from his WWE contract.

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This prompted him to explore opportunities in the NFL. Is it possible Steveson can make a transition from wrestling to NFL football having never put on spikes before? I guess we will see…

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