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Arizona Cardinals Coach Russ Grimm selected for Hall of Fame 2010 class


Russ Grimm selected for Hall of Fame 2010 class

Coach Grimm was honored this morning in Miami as one of the seven to be entered into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio this upcoming year. Here's a link to his HoF Bio.

Guard … 6-3, 273 … Pittsburgh … 1981-1991 Washington Redskins … 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.

The other six in his class are WR Jerry Rice, linebacker Rickey Jackson, cornerback Dick LeBeau, running back Floyd Little, defensive tackle John Randle, and running back Emmitt Smith.

Congratulations from ROTB coach Grimm!