Grimble with the San Francisco 49ers
|No. 85 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth:||September 2, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||257 lb (117 kg)|
|High school:||Las Vegas (NV) Gorman|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2016|
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.
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.
New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers
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. On September 5, 2015, he was released by the 49ers in order for them to make their 53-man roster.
New England Patriots
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.
- Xavier Grimble – Yahoo Sports
- Gorman tight end Grimble commits to play for USC
- Tight end Xavier Grimble will enter NFL draft
- Giants announce roster cuts; 75-man roster set
- Fucillo, David. "49ers sign Desmond Bishop, sign Xavier Grimble to practice squad, place Kassim Osgood on injured reserve". Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- Patriots sign TE Xavier Grimble and LS Charley Hughlett to practice squad
- "NFL Transactions: Monday 1/18 - NFL Trade Rumors -". NFL Trade Rumors -. NFL Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2016-01-20.