Brent Grimes

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Brent Grimes
Brent Grimes-Hamburg Sea Devils.jpg
Grimes makes an interception for Hamburg, 2007
No. 21     Miami Dolphins
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-07-19) July 19, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Shippensburg
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2014
Tackles 319
Quarterback sacks 0.0
Interceptions 17
Forced fumbles 1
Pass deflections 73
Stats at

Brent Omar Grimes (born July 19, 1983) is an American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Shippensburg University.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Grimes was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2006. But before playing in Atlanta, Grimes played overseas in NFL Europe for the Hamburg Sea Devils. He starred for the Sea Devils and soon found himself on the Falcons active roster in 2007. After spending the 2007 and 2008 season's as primarily a special teamer, Grimes turned out an impressive 2009 season, registering 66 tackles and 6 interceptions. He finally began to draw some attention from fans and the rest of the league and after a 2010 season in which he recorded 87 tackles and 5 interceptions, he was eventually voted to the Pro Bowl. Grimes then had 2 injury plagued seasons in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, he missed the entire season after tearing his achilles in the first game of the season.[1]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 30, 2013, Grimes signed a one-year, $5.5 million dollar contract with the Miami Dolphins.[2] Grimes had a resurgent season, recording four interceptions and being ranked as the second best cornerback by Pro Football Focus en route to a Pro Bowl berth.[3] On March 3, 2014, Grimes signed a four-year, $32 million dollar contract ($16 million guaranteed) to return to the Dolphins. [4]


  1. ^ Alper, Josh (September 10, 2012). "Brent Grimes done for season with Achilles injury". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kent, Andy (March 30, 2013). "Dolphins Sign CB Brent Grimes". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Katzowitz, Josh (February 11, 2014). "Miami CB Brent Grimes: Franchise tag 'is not what anybody wants'". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ Walker, James (March 3, 2014). "Dolphins re-sign CB Brent Grimes". ESPN. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 

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