From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – A Samford University football player honored the man who had raised him since the second grade by changing his last name, which a video released by the university on October 7 captured.
George Grimwade, a Samford offensive lineman, officially changed his name to George Grimwade-Musto on September 26 to honor Michael Musto, the man who had raised him since childhood.
“My name is formerly known as George Grimwade. But now it’s George Grimwade-Musto,” the Samford University football player said in the video that documented the moment Grimwade-Musto presented his stepfather with the news.
“I decided to change my last name because my stepdad, which sounds weird calling him my stepdad, because he’s always been my dad to me. He doesn’t have anyone to carry on his last name, and he raised me ever since I was in second grade. I feel like I owe it to him to carry on his last name when I hopefully have kids,” Grimwade-Musto said.
He unveiled the name change on his jersey during Samford’s Family Weekend.
“I love you so much and you really do mean the world to me,” Grimwade-Musto said to his stepfather as the two embraced. “Without you I don’t know who I am, nor would I know where I’m at,” Grimwade-Musto says in the video to his parents. “I’m really happy I get to carry on that last name for you. And I hope I treat it well. Thank you.”
You can watch the video below.
— Samford Football (@SamfordFootball) October 7, 2019