Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Gophers end regular season with Spartans
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).
Redshirted scholar-athlete award winner.
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.
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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