As a 12-year NFL veteran, Will provided invaluable leadership as a linebacker for the St. Louis Rams. The versatile defender was a sideline-to-sideline player who has been remarkably durable over 12 years. Career highlights include producing 32 double-digit tackle games, a career-best 16 tackles in Super Bowl XXXVIII and, in 2007, was named the Rams MVP after leading the team with 136 tackles and tallying a career-high seven sacks. Will has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft from the University of Georgia.
Now not playing football, Will dedicates much of his time to his business and passion, Shire Gate Farm. As owner of this 500-acre, grass-fed cattle farm in Missouri, Will is vocal about producing organic and healthy products. Shire Gate raises cattle the way nature intended, on grass, and without growth hormones, antibiotics or other unnatural additives. Shire Gate is certified by Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) and has gained attention for its use of sustainable farming techniques.
Will is a devoted father to three daughters, has spoken at a Congress briefings about the routine use of antibiotics in livestock production and was named one of the 50 Sexiest Environmentalists by Rodale Publishing group in 2012.
October 12, 2015
Will Witherspoon went from the NFL to the farm, and is serious about producing sustainably raised beef.