CANTON, OHIO (AP) - Russ Grimm has become the first member of Washington's renowned "Hogs" offensive line inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The outstanding guard from 1981-91 won three Super Bowls with the Redskins, a team whose offense was built around the Hogs. At left guard, Grimm was a powerful run blocker and an often-impenetrable pass protector who was chosen for the league's all-decade team of the 1980s.
Currently the assistant head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Grimm was presented by his offensive line coach with the Skins, Joe Bugel. Bugel called Grimm the "Head Hog," the go-to guy on that line.
Grimm called the Hogs "a group of guys that grew together, worked together, rose families together" and said he would have their names embroidered on the inside of his gold Hall of Fame jacket.