John Grimsley
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John Grimsley
John Grimsley
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Personal information
Born:(1962-02-25)February 25, 1962
Canton, Ohio
Died:February 6, 2008(2008-02-06) (aged 45)
Missouri City, Texas
Career information
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 6 / Pick: 141
Career history
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John Glenn Grimsley (February 25, 1962 - February 6, 2008) was an American linebacker in the National Football League who played for seven seasons for the Houston Oilers.

Grimsley was born in Canton, Ohio, where he graduated from McKinley High School. He played college football at Kentucky under coach Jerry Claiborne.

Grimsley was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1988 season. In 1991, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins and stayed there until he retired in 1993.[1]

He died of an accidental gunshot wound at his home in Missouri City, Texas on February 6, 2008.[2] After his death, he was found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy as a result of his football career.[3]


  1. ^ "Grimsley killed in apparent gun cleaning accident". Associated Press. 2008-02-07. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Ex-Houston Oiler dies in shooting accident". WFAA-TV. 2008-02-06. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Schwarz, Alan (2008-09-23). "12 Athletes Leaving Brains to Concussion Study". The New York Times. Retrieved .

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