High schools: Edmond North retires Kelly Gregg's No. 71 jersey

Defensive tackle considering retirement after 13 seasons in the NFL — 11 of those with the Baltimore Ravens.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 14, 2012

Gregg, who played in the NFL at 6-foot and 300 pounds, faced criticism about his size out of high school, but went on to star at Oklahoma. Then out of OU, the same questions were raised again. Gregg was selected in the sixth round of the 1999 draft by Cincinnati, but he never played for the Bengals. He would play three games that season for Philadelphia, before going on to a long career with Baltimore.

Gregg played in 153 games and started 138 of those.

“Anybody that ever doubted him, the best thing that could happen was him finding out,” said Rick Bollenbach, who was Gregg's high school wrestling coach and seventh-grade football coach. “He loved proving people wrong.

“It was great to watch him be successful and continue to prove people wrong throughout his career.”

Now, Gregg plans to raise his three boys — 9-year old Wyatt, 8-year old Ryder and 4-year old Max — in Edmond.

“I can't think of a better place to raise my family than right here in Edmond,” he said.

Potter said: “If I was a football coach and was gonna have a long career in Edmond, I'd make sure he was in my district,” because of his sons.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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