Tim Grunhard: View from the Center
Tim Grunhard: View from the Center

Tim Grunhard: View from the Center

My Football Life and the Rebirth of Chiefs Kingdom
By Tim Grunhard, Foreword by Carl Peterson


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

ISBN 9781637274620

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2023)

Price: $18.95
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From one of the toughest players ever to strap on a Chiefs helmet comes a memoir of football life and finding home in the Chiefs Kingdom.

Tim Grunhard always felt he had something to prove. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Grunhard wasn't initially considered a top recruit. But then-Minnesota head coach Lou Holtz liked what he saw in the young offensive lineman, and made a scholarship offer that carried over when Holtz took the job in South Bend.

Grunhard flourished under the Golden Dome, helping the Fighting Irish to the 1988 national championship before being selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 1990 draft.

Grunhard was a staple of Chiefs football in the 1990s, paving the way for Marty Schottenheimer’s physical running attack on the field and becoming a prominent member of the Kansas City community off the field.

The retired lineman shares behind the scenes stories from Chiefs Kingdom, from the unforgettable Martyball era and playing alongside superstars Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, and Derrick Thomas to the modern-day championship team led by Patrick Mahomes. It is an essential read for all Kansas City faithful.

Author Biography

Tim Grunhard played 11 seasons at center for the Kansas City Chiefs, including seven postseason runs. In 2021, he was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame. Grunhard remains active in the Kansas City community through charitable endeavors with the Kansas City Ambassadors.

David Smale has been writing about college and professional sports for more than 40 years. He is the author of several books, including Bracketology, co-written with Joe Lunardi.

Carl Peterson is the former longtime president, general manager, and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Chiefs.