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Ryan Grant
Ryan Grant

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 226

Position:
Linebacker


12/07/2012

Thirty-One Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13

12/06/2012

Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11

11/19/2012

Game 12: Michigan State at Minnesota

Gophers end regular season with Spartans

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2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in all 12 games • recorded five tackles (four solo, one assisted) • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Tallied one solo tackle in season opener at USC (9/3) • appeared in home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10), victory versus Miami (Ohio) (9/17) and in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • recorded two tackles (one solo, one assist) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • notched a solo tackle in loss at Purdue (10/8) • appeared vs. Nebraska (10/22) • appeared in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • garnered one solo tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • appeared vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • appeared in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • appeared in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in all 12 games this season including four starts at linebacker • recorded 21 total tackles (12 solo) • earned second varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Made one solo stop against Middle Tennessee State (9/2) • appeared against South Dakota (9/11), USC (9/18) and Northern Illinois (9/25) but did not record any stats • made four solo stops against Northwestern (10/2) • made first career start against Wisconsin (10/9), making four tackles (one solo) • made three tackles (one solo) against Purdue (10/16) • made three total tackles (one solo) against Penn State (10/23) • made one solo stop against Ohio State (10/30) • made one tackle against Michigan State (11/6) • had four tackles (three solo) against Illinois (11/13) • appeared in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27) but did not record any stats.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Saw action in 11 games, mostly on special teams • recorded one tackle, which came at Northwestern (9/26).

2008:
Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Quarterbacked Eden Prairie High School to back-to-back Minnesota Class 5A titles in 2006 and 2007 • compiled a record of 27-0 as the Eagles' starting quarterback • completed 52-of-83 passes for 868 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior • Named to the 2007 Minnesota Associated Press All-State first team as well as the Minnesota Vikings high school all-state team at quarterback • also a 2007 All-Metro selection by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune • helped lead EP to a perfect 14-0 mark as the Minnesota Class 5A state title as a junior • completed 61 percent of his passes in 2006, throwing for 1,431 yards and 22 touchdowns • earned honorable mention all-state accolades • coached by father Mike Grant • also a standout on the Eagles' basketball team • ranked as the No. 93 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com • Two-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout • Rivals' No. 9 player in the state of Minnesota • the No. 65 weakside linebacker in the nation by Scout.

PERSONAL:
Biology major • born August 27, 1989 • son of Colleen and Mike Grant • father is the head football coach at Eden Prairie High School • grandson of Minnesota Vikings coaching legend and former Gopher great Bud Grant.

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