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Encyclopedia > Russ Grimm
Russ Grimm
Date of birth May 2, 1959 (age 47)
Place of birth Flag of United States Scottdale, PA
Position(s) Offensive guard
Assistant Head Coach
Offensive line coach
College Pittsburgh
NFL Draft 1981 / Round 3 / 69th Overall
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Honors 3 Super Bowl rings
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
70 Greatest Redskins
Stats
Playing Stats Pro Football Reference
Playing Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1992-2000
2000-'2006
2007-present
Washington Redskins
Pittsburgh Steelers
Arizona Cardinals

Russ Grimm (May 2, 1959) was an All-American center at the University of Pittsburgh and a Pro Bowl guard for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Grimm played 11 seasons for the Redskins and was a first team selection to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. He is currently the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the Arizona Cardinals. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Scottdale is a borough located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1981 NFL Draft Round one Round two External link Hickok Sports: 1981 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 1984 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1984 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1985 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1985 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1986 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1986 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1987 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1987 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The Super Bowl Ring is an award in the National Football League given to players and coaches of the team that wins the leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern...


NFL Playing Career

He was drafted in the third round by the Redskins in the 1981 NFL draft. Along with Jeff Bostic, Mark May, George Starke and Joe Jacoby, Russ Grimm was a founding member of the Redskins' renowned "Hogs" offensive line of the 1980s and early 1990s (deemed one of the best front fives of NFL history), which was a mainstay of the Redskins' glory years during the first Joe Gibbs era. The 1981 NFL Draft Round one Round two External link Hickok Sports: 1981 NFL Draft Categories: | ... Jeff Bostic (born Sept. ... Mark May (born Nov. ... George Starke (born July 18, 1948 in New York, NY) is a former American football offensive lineman who played for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League. ... Joe Jacoby was a Washington Redskins Tackle/ Guard from 1981 through his retirement in 1993. ... The Hogs was the nickname for the offensive line of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ...


During his 11 seasons as the Redskins' starting guard, Russ Grimm helped lead his team to 4 Super Bowl appearances and 3 Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl XVII in 1983, Super Bowl XXII in 1988, and Super Bowl XXVI in 1992). Along the way, Grimm was selected to 4 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances (1983 through 1986). He was named an All-Pro in each of those years as well. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National Anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in the United States... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


According to Mark May, a teammate both at Pittsburgh and on the Redskins, no one lived up to the "Hog" persona more than Grimm: "He was a blue collar stiff and proud of it." In his 2005 memoir, May recalled a Christmas party at his house in 1982: "I iced down a keg of beer and stationed it on the landing between the first floor and basement. Russ turned the landing into his headquarters for the evening. He grabbed a chair and a Hog shot glass (a 60-ounce pitcher) and parked his butt on the landing next to the keg. Except for an occasional trip to the bathroom, we didn't see Russ on the first level all night..."[1]


Grimm was a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, and a finalist in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...


NFL Coaching Career

After hanging up his player's cleats, Grimm returned to the Redskins as a tight end coach (from 1992 through 1996, and offensive line coach from 1997 through 2000, during which he was instrumental in the development of tackles Chris Samuels and Jon Jansen. After his coaching stint with the Redskins, Grimm joined the Pittsburgh Steelers as offensive line coach in September of 2000. In 2004 he was promoted to Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line. The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with American football. ... Chris Samuels (born March 28, 1977) is an American football offensive tackle. ... Jon Jansen is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 2004, after the Chicago Bears fired Dick Jauron, Bears management considered Grimm as a top candidate for the job. The job eventually went to then St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Dick Jauron (b. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958 in Gladewater, Texas) is the head coach of the Chicago Bears professional football team of the NFL. Smith narrowly became the first African American coach to lead a team to the Super Bowl only hours before Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts became...


In 2005, Grimm added another Super Bowl ring (totalling 4) to his resumé as part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching staff (Offensive Line Coach).


On January 5, 2007, Bill Cowher resigned as head coach of the Steelers. In the press conference that followed, Steeler's President Art Rooney II announced Russ Grimm as one of the candidates for the job. On January 15th, 2007, he was named as a finalist for the job along with Ron Rivera and Mike Tomlin. The Steelers would end up hiring Tomlin as their head coach. Shortly thereafter, Grimm was hired by the Arizona Cardinals to serve as their assistant head coach/offensive line coach. In Arizona, he will serve under head coach Ken Whisenhunt who Grimm worked with under Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ron (Chico) Rivera (born January 7, 1962 in Fort Ord, California) is the first American of Puerto Rican descent to play in the NFL (National Football League). ... Mike Tomlin (born March 15, 1972 in Hampton, Virginia), is the head coach of the National Football Leagues Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Ken Whisenhunt (born February 28, 1962, Augusta, GA) is the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. ...


References

  1. ^ Mark May with Dan O'Brien, "Tales from the Washington Redskins." Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC, 2005.
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