Deuce Gruden enters his third season with the Silver and Black as a strength and conditioning assistant.
During his first two seasons with the Raiders, Gruden has worked extensively with all position groups throughout the roster with a focus on strength training. His responsibilities also include assisting the athletic training staff in transitioning players from injury back into participation and managing performance data for the team's strength and conditioning staff. Since assuming his current role in 2018, the team has garnered three Pro Bowl selections with an additional six players being named as alternates.
Prior to joining the Raiders, Gruden served as a strength and conditioning assistant with the Washington Redskins for two seasons (2016-17). He was promoted as a full-time strength and conditioning coach during the 2017 offseason after initially joining the Redskins as a strength and conditioning intern during the 2016 season, a year in which the strength staff helped produce five Pro Bowlers.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Gruden played an integral role in training athletes at ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Orlando for Jon Gruden's QB Camp, where he led workouts for college players preparing to participate in the NFL Combine.
PERSONAL: Native of Tampa, Fla. ...Earned a Masters from A.T. Still University in Kinesiology with a focus in corrective exercise...Certified in USA weightlifting coaching and as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist...A competitive powerlifter who won gold at the 2017 International Powerlifting Federation's World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Belarus...Attended Lafayette University where he earned a degree in biology, while also playing running back for the Leopards from 2012-15...Son of Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden and nephew of Jacksonville offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.