Saturday, February 6, 2010

Follow Up: A Hog in the Hall

Russ Grimm, offensive guard for the Washington Redskins in the 1980s and early 90s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, becoming the first member of The Hogs to be so honored. The Hogs were the Skins' dominating offensive line in their glory days and is considered by many (particularly Redskin fans) to be the best unit the NFL has ever seen.

Grimm was always the star of the group, though he wasn't even considered the best lineman on his college team. At Pitt, Grimm played center. His teammate, and fellow future Hog, Mark May won the Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman in the country their senior year. The Redskins picked May with their first draft pick in 1981. Grimm was their third round pick that same year.

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