Deuce Gruden, Jon Gruden’s Son, Is A Powerlifting Champion

Jon Gruden is known for his love of football and his menacing scowl. It appears his son, Deuce Gruden. is trying to make a name for himself as well.

Unlike his father, though, Deuce’s game is powerlifting.

Recently, he won a gold medal at the IPF World Classic Powerlifing Championships in Belarus. His victory was first reported by Neeta Sreekanth of ESPN.com.

Standing 5-foot-5, Deuce Gruden is a rectangular box of muscle and fitness. He serves as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Washington Redskins. He played football at Lafayette College as well, but lifting has always been his main pursuit.

That is evidence by his holding every record in lifting at his alma mater.

En route to the championships in Belarus, Gruden bench-pressed an incredible 402 pounds, and dead-lifted 633 pounds at the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals.

The guy is a straight up beast.

633 deadlift clinched me a spot on team USA for the junior world championships in Belarus #1619 #usapl

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Of his son’s accomplishments, Gruden appears to be very proud. He says his son has “been lifting a long time,” and has been “focused and determined and has made a ton of sacrifices that nobody knows of.”

What lay ahead for the most muscle-bound Gruden? Perhaps the most publicized strongman competition? “The World’s Strongest Man” is roughly one year away. Plenty of time to start training.

But for the rest of those out there, just make sure you don’t mess with Deuce.

Missin the Florida beaches and these reckless nights #tbt

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