Published on October 9, 2019 by Sarah Cain  

George Grimwade-Musto has always thought of his stepfather Michael Musto as his father. Musto raised the senior offensive lineman since he was in second grade, but this year Grimwade decided to honor his stepfather with a meaningful gesture. On Sept. 26, Grimwade received the official letter declaring his legal name change from George Grimwade to George Grimwade-Musto. Grimwade-Musto unveiled the name change on his jersey during Samford’s Family Weekend. Watch the video to see his stepfather’s reaction and hear more about this special relationship.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.