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Grimm becomes the 27th PA player inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Written by: on Saturday, August 7th, 2010

RUSS GRIMM


Position:
Guard | Ht./Wt: 6’3″, 273 | College: Pittsburgh
Yrs/Team: 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Pro Career: 11 seasons, 140 games … Selected in third round (69th player overall) in 1981 NFL Draft … Originally pegged to play center, moved to left guard as rookie … Immediate starter on line that earned nickname “The Hogs” … Teaming with tackle Joe Jacoby, formed perhaps most punishing side of an offensive line in football at the time … With Grimm’s speed and strength, Redskins rode success of dominating running attack to victory in Super Bowl XVII in which John Riggins rushed for then-record 166 yards … During playoff run that year, team averaged 152 yards rushing … Following 1983 season, Grimm was selected to first of four straight Pro Bowls … Also marked start of four consecutive years (1983-86) of All-Pro recognition … Also named All-NFC in each of those seasons … In 1987 moved to center and started five games before being sidelined until season finale with knee injury … Missed 11 games in 1988 with knee injury … Appeared in five NFC championship games and four Super Bowls including wins in Super Bowls XVII, XXII, XXVI … Elected to NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team … Born May 2, 1959 in Scottdale, Pennsylvania.

FULL LIST:

Pennsylvania (27)
Art Rooney – Coulterville
Bert Bell – Philadelphia
Bill George – Waynesburg
Charley Trippi – Pittston
Chuck Bednarik – Bethlehem
Dan Marino – Pittsburgh
Dan Rooney – Pittsburgh
Emlen Tunnell – Bryn Mawr
Fred Biletnikoff – Erie
George Blanda – Youngwood
Harold (Red) Grange – Forksville
Herb Adderley – Philadelphia
Jack Ham – Johnstown
Jim Kelly – Pittsburgh
Joe Montana – New Eagle
Joe Namath – Beaver Falls
Joe Schmidt – Pittsburgh
Joe Stydahar – Kaylor
Johnny Unitas – Pittsburgh
Lenny Moore – Reading
Leroy Kelly – Philadelphia
Mike Ditka – Carnegie
Mike Munchak – Scranton
Randy White – Pittsburgh
Russ Grimm – Scottdale
Stan Jones – Altoona
Tony Dorsett – Rochester

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