As part of the Washington Redskins’ efforts to raise awareness for men’s health issues during Movember, there will be a running social media contest pitting current and former players who rocked the upper-lip coat against one another.
Up first is a Hall of Fame matchup between former Redskins wide receiver Art Monk and offensive lineman Russ Grimm:
Monk, a first-round pick for the Redskins in the 1980 NFL Draft, spent 14 magnificent years in Washington, setting several team records in the process.
In 1984, the Syracuse product recorded 106 receptions — a team record for most catches in a single-season at the time — for 1,372 yards and seven touchdowns en route to his first-career All-Pro selection.
By the time his Redskins career concluded in 1993, Monk had 888 career receptions for 12,026 yards and 65 touchdowns — all while rocking a mustache.
Grimm, meanwhile, had a mustache similar to what Tom Selleck was rockin’ while proving to be one of the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history.
Starting in 1983 (the same year Selleck won the Golden Apple Awards’ Male Star of the Year), Grimm earned four-straight Pro Bowl berths and three All-Pro selections.
The Pittsburgh product finished his Redskins career with 114 starts and several great pictures of him with his black-turned-grey mustache.
Be on the lookout next week for the Redskins’ second Movember matchup of the month.
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