Janarion Grant (born November 20, 1993) is a gridiron football return specialist for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Grant won the 107th Grey Cup with the Blue Bombers when they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12. He played college football at Rutgers and signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2018.[1]

Janarion Grant
No. 80 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position:Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 26)
Trilby, Florida
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:173 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High school:Pasco
College:Rutgers
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Kick return yards:56
Punt return yards:52
Return touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

College careerEdit

Grant attended and played college football at Rutgers from 2013–2017.[2] He was a returner in college over five seasons. He recorded 115 kick returns for 2,857 net yards and five kick return touchdowns to go along with 52 punt returns for 588 net yards and three punt return touchdowns.[3]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Year School Class Pos G Kick Ret Yds Avg TD Punt Ret Yds Avg TD
2013 Rutgers FR WR 12 21 517 24.6 1 17 156 9.2 1
2014 Rutgers SO WR 11 36 910 25.3 0 6 45 7.5 0
2015 Rutgers JR WR 12 40 984 24.6 3 12 167 13.9 1
2016 Rutgers SR WR 4 6 195 32.5 1 7 112 16.0 1
2017 Rutgers SR WR 7 12 251 20.9 0 10 108 10.8 0
Career Rutgers 115 2,857 24.8 5 52 588 11.3 3

Professional careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

Grant signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2018.[4] He made the Ravens final roster as the team's primary kick and punt returner. However, on September 22, 2018, Grant was waived by the Ravens after two fumbles in as many games.[5] He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 25, 2018.[6]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Grant signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on June 3, 2019. He was added to the practice roster after training camp, but was released on June 18, 2019.[7]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Grant was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on July 23, 2019.[8] He scored his first and second CFL touchdowns on August 8, 2019 in his first CFL game on punt returns against the Calgary Stampeders.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ex-Rutgers WR Janarion Grant signs contract with Baltimore Ravens following minicamp". NJ.com. May 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Janarion Grant College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Janarion Grant Career Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Mink, Ryan (May 7, 2018). "Ravens Sign Two Rookie Tryouts, Including an Intriguing Returner". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 22, 2018). "Ravens Promote Tim White, Robertson Daniel From Practice Squad". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  6. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 25, 2018). "Ravens Bring Back Janarion Grant and Jermaine Eluemunor to P-Squad". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  7. ^ CFL transactions
  8. ^ "Bombers add wide receiver Janarion Grant". July 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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