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Ryan Joseph Grant (born December 19, 1990) is an American Football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Tulane and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Ryan Grant
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Grant with the Washington Redskins in 2014
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1990-12-19) December 19, 1990 (age 28)
Beaumont, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:West Brook (Beaumont, Texas)
College:Tulane
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-C-USA (2012, 2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019
Receptions:123
Receiving yards:1,333
Receiving touchdowns:7
Player stats at NFL.com

Early lifeEdit

Grant was born in Beaumont, Texas and attended West Brook Senior High School, where he was a three-year letterman. He helped the Bruins win the District 21-5A title as a senior and advance to the state playoffs all three years. He was named first-team all-district as a senior after hauling in 42 receptions for 717 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 41 passes for 658 yards and four scores.

He was considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.[1]

College careerEdit

Grant attended Tulane University from 2009 to 2013. During his career, he played in 47 games, catching 196 passes for 2,769 yards and 21 touchdowns.[2] In the 2012 season, he led the Conference USA in receiving yards with 1,149. He was named a first-team All-C-USA selection twice, receiving the honor consecutively between his junior and senior seasons.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
199 lb
(90 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.59 s 4.11 s 6.68 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
8 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[4]

Washington RedskinsEdit

 
Grant standing with Brian Quick (83) and Josh Doctson (18) in a game against the San Francisco 49ers

Grant was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[5] On May 16, 2014, he signed a four-year, $2.36 million contract with the Redskins.[6]

In 2015, Grant recorded his first career touchdown in the Week 7 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which helped the Redskins comeback by its biggest deficit in Redskins franchise history.[7] In the last game of the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys, Grant recorded his second career touchdown.[8] In a Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams in September 2017, Grant caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins late in the fourth quarter, helping the Redskins win by a score of 27–20.[9]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On March 13, 2018, the Baltimore Ravens announced their intention to sign Grant to a four-year, $29 million contract with $14.5 million guaranteed.[10] However, he failed his physical the next day, and the deal was voided making him a free agent.[11][12] Grant ended up passing the Indianapolis Colts physical and signed a one-year, $5 million deal with them on March 20, 2018.[13] In 2018, Grant appeared in 14 contests and made a career-high 10 starts for the Colts. In the regular season, he tallied 35 receptions for 334 yards, marks that each ranked fifth on the squad, while adding one receiving touchdown.

Oakland RaidersEdit

On April 3, 2019, Grant signed with the Oakland Raiders.[14] Grant made his debut with the Raiders in week 1 against the Denver Broncos. In the game, Grant made 3 catches for 16 yards in the 24-16 win.[15] He was released on September 25, 2019.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryan Grant – Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ College Stats
  3. ^ Four Tulane football players are named All-C-USA first team
  4. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  5. ^ Redskins draft Tulane WR Ryan Grant 142nd overall
  6. ^ Jones, Mike (May 16, 2014). "Redskins sign six of eight draft picks to rookie deals". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  7. ^ Czarda, Stephen (October 27, 2015). "Ryan Grant Snags First Career NFL Touchdown". Redskins.com. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Czarda, Stephen (January 3, 2016). "Young Trio Of Receivers Ball Out Against Cowboys". Redskins.com. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Kring-Schreifels, Jake. "Ryan Grant, Mason Foster Come Up Big In Final Minutes To Beat The Rams". Redskins.com. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Mink, Ryan (March 13, 2018). "Ravens Agree to Terms With Wide Receiver Ryan Grant". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  11. ^ Mink, Ryan (March 15, 2018). "Ryan Grant's Deal Is Off After Failed Physical". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  12. ^ Mink, Ryan (March 16, 2018). "Ozzie Newsome Explains What Happened With Ryan Grant's Voided Contract". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  13. ^ Walker, Andrew (March 20, 2018). "Colts Sign Free Agent Wide Receiver Ryan Grant". Colts.com.
  14. ^ "Raiders sign wide receiver Ryan Grant". Raiders.com. April 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown's release". ESPN.com. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  16. ^ "Raiders promote linebacker Justin Phillips; release wide receiver Ryan Grant". Raiders.com. September 25, 2019.

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