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Chris Grier is an American football executive who is the general manager of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).[1][2] Before being promoted to general manager, Grier held various scouting roles with increasing responsibility with the Dolphins. He also has past experience in the personnel department of the New England Patriots.[3]

Chris Grier
Miami Dolphins
Position:General manager
Career information
College:University of Massachusetts Amherst
Career history
As executive:
As administrator:


Early yearsEdit

His father is Bobby Grier, the Associate Director of Pro Personnel for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).[2] Prior to that, Bobby Grier spent several years with the New England Patriots, where he served in various roles, including as the running back coach, director of pro scouting, and vice-president of player personnel.[4][1] Grier worked under his father with the Patriots until 1999, when the organization fired head coach Pete Carroll. His brother, Mike, is a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks, and Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.[1][3]

Chris attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he majored in journalism; while in college, he played football for two years and then spent his final two years as an undergraduate assistant.[1]

Executive careerEdit

New England PatriotsEdit

Grier served as an intern for the New England Patriots in 1994 before being promoted to a regional scout in 1995.

Miami DolphinsEdit

From 2000 to 2002, Grier served as an area scout for the Miami Dolphins. In 2003, Grier was promoted to national scout and assistant director of college scouting. He held this position until 2007 when he was promoted to director of college scouting.

On January 4, 2016, Grier was promoted to general manager of the Miami Dolphins.


  1. ^ a b c d "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Name Chris Grier General Manager". Miami Dolphins. January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Walker, James (January 4, 2016). "Five things to know about new Dolphins GM Chris Grier". ESPN. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Reynolds, Tim (January 4, 2016). "Bobby Grier's son named Dolphins GM". Boston Globe. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Bobby Grier named Houston NFL 2002 Associate Director of Pro Scouting". New England Patriots. May 16, 2000. Retrieved February 2, 2017.