24 Facts About Russ Grimm


Russell Scott Grimm was born on May 2,1959 and is an American former professional football player who was a guard for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.


Russ Grimm has served as an assistant coach for the Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, and Tennessee Titans.


Russ Grimm played 11 seasons for the Redskins and was a first-team selection to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.


Russ Grimm attended Southmoreland High School, playing both quarterback and linebacker there, while serving as the team's punter.


Russ Grimm was drafted in the third round by the Redskins in the 1981 NFL Draft.


Along the way, Russ Grimm was selected to 4 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances.


Russ Grimm was named an All-Pro in each of those years as well.


Russ Grimm turned the landing into his headquarters for the evening.


Russ Grimm grabbed a chair and a Hog shot glass and parked his butt on the landing next to the keg.


Russ Grimm was a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, and a finalist in 2005,2006,2007 and 2008.


Russ Grimm was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010.


The bust of Russ Grimm, sculpted by Scott Myers, was unveiled at the Enshrinement Ceremony on August 8,2010.


In 2005, Russ Grimm added another Super Bowl ring to his resume as part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching staff.


Russ Grimm was named as a finalist for the job along with Ken Whisenhunt and Mike Tomlin.


The day after Tomlin's hiring, Russ Grimm was hired to serve under Whisenhunt as the Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach and offensive line coach.


On January 22,2007, Mike Prisuta of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported from an undisclosed source within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization that then-assistant coach Russ Grimm would replace Bill Cowher as the team's coach.


Russ Grimm was one of three finalists to replace Cowher, along with Tomlin and Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera.


Steelers' President Art Rooney II told CBS Sports on January 23,2007, that no formal offer was ever made to Russ Grimm, explaining that team representatives did talk about an offer and contract numbers with both Russ Grimm and Tomlin on January 20.


Russ Grimm announced his retirement from coaching after the 2017 season.


In high school, Russ Grimm punted, played quarterback and linebacker at Southmoreland High School while earning nine varsity letters and starring on the basketball team.


Russ Grimm was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.


Russ Grimm's younger brother, Donn, was a starting linebacker on Notre Dame 1988 national championship team and signed with the Cardinals as a rookie free agent in 1991.


Russ Grimm has four children, Chad, Cody, and fraternal twins Devin and Dylan.


Russ Grimm is featured in the video game All-Pro Football 2K8.