Packers OL, former Hoosier retires from football
Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Simon Stepaniak is calling it a career.
Over the weekend, the organization announced that the guard has been placed on the reserve/retired list. He spent just one season with the franchise, selected in the 6th round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Stepaniak’s rookie season was marred by injury. He did not see any game action in Green Bay in his lone year with the franchise.
Stepaniak was drafted by Green Bay out of Indiana, where he spent five seasons. Over the course of his career, he started in 31 games and made appearances in 41 total contests. He started in 23 of 25 potential games in his final two seasons with the Hoosiers.
As a senior in 2019, Stepaniak was a team captain at IU and earned third-team All-B1G honors from the media and was an honorable mention from the coaches. He also earned the team’s Chris Dal Sasso Award, presented to the most outstanding offensive lineman.