February 2009 - Chet Grimsley's autobiography now available
Chet Grimsley's autobiography is now available. It is an interesting read for all Americans. It is especially relevant to anyone who grew up in the South during the 70's or to anyone who happens to be fond of football.
Chet says, "The main theme of my book is diversity in God. Through God all things are possible." God has blessed Chet in many ways, including giving him the talent to tell his amazing story.
Chet grew up in one of the roughest sections of Atlanta . He was the white face in a crowd of blacks. He was the only white football player at Therrell High School . In 1974 he accepted a scholarship to attend Charlotte 's historically black HBCU, Johnson C. Smith University. Fellow students, friends, relatives, and faculty were amazed when he pledged to Groove Phi Groove, SFI (an all black fraternity where only the toughest of the tough endure to earn their G's).
Chet decided at a young age to overlook the color of people's skin and continued to do a good job of it throughout his long and varied career. He has received many awards including the coveted Mr. Football and ALL CIAA Award for football excellence. In 1995, Grimsley was inducted into the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls Hall of Fame.
Chet has many other accomplishments under his belt including being inducted into the Johnson C. Smith Hall of Fame, becoming President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, graduating from the U.S. Army Intelligence School, and playing military football. His career includes positions as a professional foot player ( Tampa Bay ), manager, coach, wrestler, bouncer, business owner, and bodyguard.
Chet's book is an historical account with personal tidbits and inspiring revelations. The Golden Bull is a good read. The Golden Bull by Chet Grimsley is more than an autobiography. It is a tale of the nation when times were changing rapidly, racism was rampant, and one white boy braved it all to follow his dreams.
Chet Grimsley currently lives in Union County with his wife, Donna Jean Whiggins Grimsley. They attend the First Baptist Church in Blairsville, Georgia. Chet adds, "I hope that my story will help to unite people of all origins to know the love of Jesus Christ".
The Golden Bull sold 277 copies the first day it went on sale.