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Garrett Bradley Grayson (born May 29, 1991) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State.

Garrett Grayson
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Grayson with the Saints in 2015
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1991-05-29) May 29, 1991 (age 28)
Vancouver, Washington
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Heritage
(Vancouver, Washington)
College:Colorado State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • MWC Offensive Player of The Year (2014)
  • First-team All-MWC (2014)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Grayson attended Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington, where he was a three-sport standout in football, basketball, and track.[1] In football, he was a three-year starting quarterback and three-year letterwinner, also played free safety, cornerback and wide receiver, and served two seasons as a team captain. He guided the Timberwolves to three straight Class 4A playoff berths and a GSHL championship in 2008. He broke most of Washington's Class 4A state passing records, and had the nation's highest completion percentage as a senior (73.2 percent), topping over 10,000 yards in total offense during his career. He garnered consecutive Greater St. Helens League MVP honors, in 2008 and 2009.

Also a standout track & field athlete, Grayson lettered all four years competing in sprinting, hurdling, jumping and relays events. His personal records include 110 hurdles (15.20 s) and 300 hurdles (40.57 s)[2] In sprints, he ran the 100-meter dash in 11.03 seconds [3] and the 200-meter dash in 24.00 seconds.[4] In addition, he also clocked a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 290 pounds, squatted 430 and had a 38-inch vertical jump.

Grayson was ranked by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit and the 22nd best dual-threat quarterback in his class. He was ranked the No. 17 overall prospect from the state of Washington.[5] He chose to attend Colorado State over scholarship offers from Miami (OH), Eastern Washington, and Idaho State.[6]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Colorado State University in 2011, Grayson started three of four games he played in. He completed 43 of his 77 pass attempts for 542 yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions. Grayson entered his sophomore season in 2012 as the starter until he was injured in the team's fifth game against Air Force.[7] He appeared in only one game as a backup after that. Overall, he appeared in six games, going 78 of 138 for 946 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Grayson started all 14 games as a junior in 2013. He finished the year with a school record 3,696 passing yards.[8][9] He also had 23 touchdowns. Grayson returned as a starter in 2014. In the game against Utah State, Grayson passed Kelly Stouffer to become Colorado State's all-time passing yards leader.[10]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2011 Colorado State 43 77 55.8 542 7.0 2 6 108.0 47 193 4.1 1
2012 Colorado State 78 138 56.5 946 6.9 7 3 126.5 39 17 0.4 1
2013 Colorado State 297 478 62.1 3,696 7.7 23 11 138.4 69 119 1.7 2
2014 Colorado State 270 420 64.3 4,006 9.5 32 7 166.2 57 -46 -0.8 0
Career 688 1,113 61.8 9,190 8.3 64 27 145.3 212 283 1.3 4

Source:[11]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
213 lb
(97 kg)
4.75 s 1.62 s 2.75 s 4.35 s 6.97 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
20[12]
All values from Colorado State Pro Day[13]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

The New Orleans Saints drafted Grayson in the third round, 75th overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft. He did not appear in a game for the Saints during his rookie year.

On September 7, 2016, Grayson was released by the Saints and was re-signed to the practice squad.[14][15] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on January 2, 2017.[16] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[17]

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On October 17, 2017, Grayson was signed to the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad.[18] He was released on November 8, 2017, but was re-signed six days later.[19][20] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons on January 15, 2018.[21]

On September 1, 2018, Grayson was waived by the Falcons.[22]

Denver BroncosEdit

On October 25, 2018 Grayson was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad.[23] On January 2, 2019, Grayson was re-signed to reserve/future contract.[24]

On May 2, 2019, the Broncos waived Grayson.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Heritage High quarterback Garrett Grayson making an impact at Colorado State".
  2. ^ "Garrett Grayson". Athletic.net.
  3. ^ "Heritage @ Evergreen - Track & Field Meet". Athletic.net.
  4. ^ "Heritage @ Mountain View - Track & Field Meet". Athletic.net.
  5. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com.
  6. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com.
  7. ^ "Update on Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson - Tailgate Talk". August 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "Rams QB Garrett Grayson not fazed by attracting notice".
  9. ^ "Garrett Grayson, fresh off Manning Camp, ready to lead Colorado State". August 5, 2014.
  10. ^ "CSU notes: Grayson sets career passing record".
  11. ^ "Garrett Grayson". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  12. ^ McGinn, Bob (April 23, 2015). "Rating the NFL draft prospects: Quarterbacks". JSOnline.com. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  13. ^ "Garrett Grayson". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Saints release quarterback Garrett Grayson". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com.
  15. ^ "Saints Sign QB Garrett Grayson To Practice Squad".
  16. ^ Teope, Herbie (January 2, 2017). "Garrett Grayson among seven players to sign reserve/future deals with Saints". NOLA.com.
  17. ^ "New Orleans Saints make 37 roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 2, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  18. ^ Conway, Kelsey (October 17, 2017). "Falcons sign three to practice squad, including a quarterback and RB Brian Hill". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  19. ^ Conway, Kelsey (November 8, 2017). "With Matt Bryant dealing with an injury, Falcons sign kicker Mike Meyer to practice squad". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  20. ^ McFadden, Will (November 14, 2017). "Falcons waive Mike Meyer and Jermaine Grace, add Garrett Grayson to practice squad". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  21. ^ McFadden, Will (January 15, 2018). "Falcons announce signing of nine players to reserve future contracts". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  22. ^ McFadden, Will (September 1, 2018). "Falcons 2018 roster: Atlanta announces roster cuts, trims active roster down to 52". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  23. ^ Fitzgerald, Doug (October 25, 2018). "Broncos sign former Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson". Gazette.com.
  24. ^ Swanson, Ben (January 2, 2019). "Broncos sign 10 players to future contracts". DenverBroncos.com.
  25. ^ Bouda, Nate (May 2, 2019). "Broncos Waive QB Garrett Grayson & WR Chad Hansen".

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