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Tim Grunhard

Timothy Gerard Grunhard (born May 17, 1968) is a former American football center in the National Football League. A second-round draft choice in the 1990 NFL Draft for the Kansas City Chiefs, Grunhard went on to play 169 games in all with Kansas City, the fourth most ever by a Chiefs offensive lineman, and was regarded as one of the finest centers in the NFL during the 1990s. Grunhard wore jersey number 61.

Collegiate career

Tim Grunhard grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended St. Laurence High School in Burbank. He later moved to South Bend, Indiana where he later played on some of the most famous teams in all of Notre Dame's storied history. He started every game in 1988 when the Irish went undefeated and won the national championship. That season included victories over 3 otherwise undefeated teams: West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl, USC in a 1 vs. 2 showdown the final weekend of the regular season, and the 31-30 win over Miami at Notre Dame Stadium that has to be considered one of the greatest college football games ever played.

NFL career

Tim was a second round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1990 and was an anchor for the great Chiefs' teams of the 90's, alongside Dave Szott. During that time Tim started 164 games for the Chiefs, which ranks third all time in franchise history. Throughout his playing career, Grunhard was always one of the most popular figures with fans and the community. Even after retiring he still holds that respect across the city. Grunhard made his first and only appearance in the Pro Bowl following the 1999 NFL season after Denver Broncos center Tom Nalen was forced to miss the game due to injury.

Coaching career

Grunhard is currently the head coach of the Bishop Miege Stags football team, a Roman Catholic private high school in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. In his first season as coach in 2006, the varsity finished three and six. Grunhard won the district in his second year of coaching.


Tim also had a radio show that was on from nine o'clock to eleven o'clock on weekday mornings on KCSP sports radio from October 2003 till he was let go in December 2007. He first did the show with Doug Franz, but later was hosting it by himself. Originally Tim was on WHB with Frank Boal and Bill Maas on a radio show called Crunch Time.

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