The Atlanta Falcons signed Corner Back Brent Grimes following the 2006 draft after he went undraftred out of the University of Shippensburg.
Grimes spent most of the 2007 season on the practice squad, where he was learning the Falcons defensive system, finally appearing in the final 2 games of the season, where he led the team in tackles with 11, in his debut game against Arizona Cardinals.
Each year Grimes has gotten better and better, and in 2008 the 3rd year pro recorded 36 tackles and his first INT against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 2009 season brought more playing time for Grimes, he played in all 16 games, starting 8, while recording 66 tackles and 6 interceptions, proving to the Falcons that he has a nose for the football.
Following his stellar 2009 season, the Falcons couldn’t ignore his talent in the backfield. The team moved him to starter at left corner back and started him in every regular season game.
Grimes rewarded the team by posting a career high in tackles with 87 to go along with 5 interceptions. One of those interceptions coming against the Saints in week 3, which helped the Falcons come out of the Superdome with a 27-24 win.