Xavier Grimble

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Xavier Grimble
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Grimble with the San Francisco 49ers
No. 85 Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-02) September 2, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Las Vegas (NV) Gorman
College: USC
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2016
Receptions: 2
Receiving Yards: 26
Receiving Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Xavier Grimble (born September 2, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC.

High school[edit]

Grimble attended Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Nevada. Named an USA Today All-American as a senior in 2009, he had 39 catches for 709 yards (18.2 avg.) with 9 TDs, helping Bishop Gorman to a 15–0 record and victory in the state 4A title game. As a junior in 2008, he had 13 receptions for 310 yards (23.8 avg.) with 4 TDs. He was selected to play in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the best tight end prospect of his class.[1] He committed to USC on April 24, 2009.[2]

College career[edit]

After redshirting as a true freshman in 2010, Grimble started seven games in 2011, recording 15 catches for 144 yards (9.6 avg.) with 4 TDs. In 2012, Grimble shared starts with fellow tight end Randall Telfer. He started in nine games, appearing in all 12, recording 29 catches for 316 yards (10.9 avg.) with 5 TDs, and was named an honorable mention All-Pac-12. In 2013, he caught 25 passes for 271 yards and 2 TDs, and was named an All-Pac-12 selection for the second consecutive season.

On January 7, 2014, Grimble announced he would forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[3]

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Grimble went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft and was signed that day after the draft by the New York Giants. The Giants waived Grimble on August 26, 2014.[4]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On September 15, Grimble was signed onto the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. On November 18, he was waived by San Francisco. On December 16, the 49ers resigned Grimble to their practice squad.[5] On September 5, 2015, he was released by the 49ers in order for them to make their 53-man roster.

New England Patriots[edit]

On November 26, 2014, the New England Patriots signed Grimble to their practice squad.[6]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On January 18, 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Grimble to a future/reserve contract.[7]


Older cousin of former Oregon State defensive tackle Jalen Grimble. Both attended Bishop Gorman High School along with others such as, Anu Solomon quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats, Shaq Powell running back for the Duke Blue Devils, and Ronnie Stanley offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.


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