Bryan Stork’s Twitter biography is short. One quarter of the 20 or so words are a form of “winner” or “champion.” It’s simple to see how the former New England Patriots offensive lineman is attractive as a coaching candidate. Retired from the NFL after a pair of tumultuous, injury-riddled seasons, Stork has accepted a graduate assistant offensive line coaching position at Southern Mississippi.
Stork, a fourth-round pick by the Patriots in the 2014 NFL Draft, looked to be headed to a promising career, playing 13 games as a rookie and starting 11. Injuries began to chip away at the Florida State product, forcing him to leave football before the 2016 campaign. Including his final year at Florida State, Stork suffered concussions in four straight years.
A Rimington Award winner at FSU, Stork won a pair of ACC championships and a national title, earning All-America status. He also earned a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in 2014.
— Bryan Stork (@BStork66) May 19, 2017