BornAugust 30, 1950
Position(s)Defensive tackle
1973-1975CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Frederick E. Grambau (born August 30, 1950) is a former American football player. He played college football for the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1972 and professional football for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1973 to 1975.


A native of Ossineke, Michigan, Grambau attended Alpena High School. He later played college football as a defensive tackle at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1972. He missed the 1970 season with a knee injury, but returned to the Wolverines in 1971.[1]

As a senior, Grambau started all 11 games at the defensive left tackle position for the 1972 Michigan Wolverines football team that compiled a 10-1 record, allowed opponents to score only 57 points (5.2 points per game), and finished the season ranked No. 6 in both the AP and UPI polls.[2] He was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten Conference player in 1972.[3] He was also selected as a starter on defense for the East team in the 1972 East–West Shrine Game in San Francisco.[4]

Professional footballEdit

Grambau was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round (120th overall pick) of the 1973 NFL Draft.[5] He played professional football for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1973 to 1974. He was selected as an All-CFL defensive player in 1974.[6] In July 1975, he was placed on the injury reserve list with knee problems.[7] He signed a contract to play for the Montreal Alouettes in March 1976.[8]


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