Genesis 25, Why did Jacob grab the heel of Esau?

Question: When Esau was born why was he red and when Jacob was born after why did he grab the heel of Esau? what signifance does it have,if any? Answer: Esau was red when he was born, and also was very hairy, this was just part of his physical characteristics. Jacob means heel-catcher or supplanter, he was named this because he grabbed Esau's heel, the significance comes later as Jacob lives up to his name. Supplanter: one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another. -PJ