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Richie

Grant

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#27

Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 194
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
High School: Choctawhatchee
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

R-SOPHOMORE (2018)
Played and started all 13 games
• Led team in total tackles with 109, also his single season career-high
• Led team in solo tackles with 69
• Led team in total interceptions with six
• Recorded 53 all-purpose yards
• Named All-AAC First Team
• Ranked first in the AAC and fifth in the nation in interceptions per game (0.5).
• Ranked first in the AAC and third in the nation in total interceptions
• Joined the Knights’ all-time list in most forced fumbles in a season with three, tied for eighth all-time
• Joined the Knights’ all-time list in most interceptions in a season with six, tied for third all-time
• UConn (8/30): Grabbed an interception, forced and recovered one fumble, made seven tackles
• SCSU (9/8): Snagged an interception for two yards, broke up a pass, returned a punt for 13 yards and made seven tackles
• Pitt (9/29): Caught an interception for 25 yards, made eight tackles, and recorded 25 all-purpose yards
• Memphis (10/13): Recorded 12 solo tackles
• Temple (11/1): Caught an interception for 10 yards, broke up a pass, made seven tackles and grabbed 10 all-purpose yards
• Navy (11/10): Had season game-high and his season game-high with 16 tackles and forced one fumble
• USF (11/23): Intercepted a pass and made five tackles, all solo
• Memphis (12/1): Grabbed his sixth interception of the season and made four tackles, one for a seven-yard loss

R-FRESHMAN (2017)
• Played in all 13 games as a defensive back
• Tallied 32 tackles, including 25 unassisted and one for loss
• Registered a forced fumble and two pass breakups
• Also returned four kickoffs for 75 yards with a long of 22
• FIU (8/31): Made Knights debut and came up with one stop
• Memphis (9/30): Notched two tackles and one pass breakup
• at Cincinnati (10/7): Amassed five tackles
• ECU (10/14): Came up with three stops, including one TFL
• Austin Peay (10/28): Tallied a career-best five tackles
• at Temple (11/18): Made one tackle and had one pass breakup
• South Florida (11/24): Tallied four tackles and forced a fumble
• Auburn (1/1): Tied career-high five tackles at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

FRESHMAN (2016)
• Spent the season with the scout team
• Named to 2016-17 American All-Academic Team

HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Greg Thomas at Choctawhatchee High School
• Named the team’s MVP for the 2015 season
• Earned a spot on the 2015 Associated Press Florida Class 6A All-State Second Team on defense, and was on the Third Team in 2014
• Posted 37 solo tackles with four interceptions as a senior, and had more than 1,000 receiving yards as a wideout
• Also notched three punt return touchdowns and one kickoff return touchdown
• Recorded an interception in the 2014 FHSAA 6A state semifinal game against Armwood
• Ran track in high school including the 100M and 400M events

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