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Check out clips of GridIron Group founder Damian Gregory on BET's Dont Sleep with TJ Holmes, along with 3x NBA All-Star Antoine Walker, and 4x NBA Champion John Salley
Once again Thanks to the Calais Foundation for another great experience at the Touchdown for Success Gala
Bringing together leaders of today and tomorrow to build a flourishing educational network for communities in need.
Statement of Purpose
To enrich the minds and hearts of the youth we come into contact with using sport as a common ground and education as a foundation.
More than twenty-five years of football experience and a six-year veteran of the National Football League.
"Our mission is to bring together leaders of today and tomorrow to build a flourishing educational network for communities in need."
"Since the summer of 2010 Gridiron G. A. N. G. inc. has hosted our annual GridIron Institute Football Camps. Gridiron allows youths ages six through eighteen, to train alongside professionals and volunteers from the surrounding communities. Our coaching and mentoring staff includes an array of local current and former athletes of the collegiate and professional level. We encourage self-esteem, sportsmanship, discipline, leadership and the value of achieving academic excellence while giving back to your communities. We educate on the importance of nutrition and staying physically fit. Each day includes various Professional Athletes, who have made a successful transition from athletics to professional careers."
"I sincerely look forward to you being apart of our camps."
Damian Gregory is a Michigan native, and was born in Ann Arbor Michigan. He spent his youth in Lansing Michigan where he attended Sexton High School. He received a scholarship to Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana and graduated in the class of 2000. At Indiana University he was a three-year starter, voted “All-Big Ten”, appeared in 31 games with 22 starts and registered 125 tackles. He spent his last year of his college career with Illinois State University, where he was voted team MVP, 1st Team All-American and served as Team Captain voted by players and staff.
In May of 2000 Damian signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins where he played Nose Guard and Tackle. After two years with the Dolphins in 2002, Damian signed with the Cleveland Browns where he played Defensive Tackle and Nose Guard. In 2003 Damian moved to Oakland where he played with the Oakland Raiders as Nose Guard. In 2004 Damian played a year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as Defensive Tackle. He also played in the NFL Europe League with the Scottish Claymores in 2004, where he was voted Team MVP, “All Europe First Team” and “Lineman Of The Year”. In 2006 Damian spent his last playing year with the with Michigan’s own Detroit Lions, where he played Nose Guard and Defensive Tackle.
After a six-year career in the NFL, Damian founded Gridiron Marketing Group LLC in April 2005. Gridiron Marketing Group specializes in investment property, foreclosures, short sales, buying and selling commercial and residential property, and remodeling. Gridiron Marketing Group also provides commercial and residential development planning, marketing and funding of housing initiatives, which include rental housing projects allowing low-income families with quality affordable housing.
Damian has spent every year since the end of his college career serving as a coach to several youth football camps, and various weekly football clinics in the United States and Scotland, such as the Jay Fiedler Volunteer Camp, the NFL Youth Activities and Team camps and several others.
In July of 2008 Damian was selected by the NFL Retired Players Association to receive and internship as Defensive Line and Defensive Scout Team Coach with Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan. Damian continues to serve as president of Gridiron Marketing Group LLC, along with assisting Saginaw Valley State University with their Defensive Line, as well as coaching with various youth football camps training future NFL hopefuls.