Despite being just 23, Deuce Gruden works as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Jay Gruden-led Washington Redskins.
"He's been lifting a long time", Jon Gruden said last week as his son prepared for the event (h/t Sam Farmar of the Los Angeles Times). Gruden's son, nicknamed Deuce, won the junior 183-pound class at the International Powerlifting Federation Classic on Monday. Deuce Gruden trekked to Minsk, along with his parents, having completed a 440-pound bench press, 662-pound squat repetition and a 666-pound dead lift.
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The Times reports that the Redskins "carved out time last fall for Gruden to compete at nationals", where he placed second overall. He also used to play football (shocking, right?) as a fullback at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.
"I fell in love with strength training in college", Deuce told Fox 13 recently. I took pride in trying to be as strong as I could. "Once I discovered powerlifting it was like, game over". "I have something to compete in after football".