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Corey Grant
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-19) December 19, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Opelika, Alabama
Career information
College: Auburn
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2015 2018)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing yards     454
Rushing average     5.6
Receptions     18
Receiving yards     156
Return yards     973
Total touchdowns     4

Corey Grant (born December 19, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Auburn. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

Early yearsEdit

Grant attended Opelika High School, where he played high school football.[1] He was ranked a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com.[2] Grant was rated as the fifth best all-purpose running back by Rivals.com.

College careerEdit

Grant originally signed with and attended the University of Alabama, where he redshirted for the 2010 season. He would then transfer to Auburn University in 2011, having to sit out the 2011 season per NCAA transfer rules.[3] Grant later attended and played at Auburn through the 2014 season.[4] In the 2012 season, he had a limited role with nine carries for 29 yards.[5] In the 2013 season opener against Washington State, he had 146 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[6] On November 9, against Tennessee, he had a 90-yard kick return for a touchdown.[7] Overall, he finished the 2013 season with 647 rushing yards and six touchdowns.[8] In the 2014 season, he finished with 60 carries for 364 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with 10 receptions for 92 yards and a receiving touchdown.[9]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Corey Grant Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2012 Auburn SEC SO RB 5 9 29 3.2 0 0 0 0.0 0
2013 Auburn SEC JR RB 14 66 647 9.8 6 4 8 2.0 0
2014 Auburn SEC SR RB 13 60 364 6.1 3 10 92 9.2 1
Career Auburn 32 135 1,040 7.7 9 14 100 7.1 1

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On May 2, 2015, Grant signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent.[10] In his rookie season, Grant ran for 2 yards on 6 carries, and had 2 receptions for 13 yards before being placed on injured reserve on October 20, 2015 after suffering a hip injury.[11][12]

On September 18, 2016, Grant caught his first career touchdown against the San Diego Chargers.[13][14] On January 1, 2017, Grant ran for 122 yards and a touchdown including a 57-yard touchdown run against the Indianapolis Colts.[15][16] He finished his 2016 campaign running for 164 yards and a touchdown, as well as four catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.[17]

On August 10, 2017, Grant ran for 120 yards and a touchdown including a 79-yard touchdown run in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots.[18] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 30 carries for 248 yards and two touchdowns.[19]

On March 12, 2018, the Jaguars placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Grant.[20] On March 22, 2018, Grant signed his tender to remain with the Jaguars.[21] He was placed on injured reserve on October 9, 2018 after suffering a Lisfranc injury in Week 5, ending his season.[22][23] He finished the 2018 season with 40 rushing yards on 13 carries and nine receptions for 67 receiving yards.[24]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On July 26, 2019, Grant signed with the Green Bay Packers.[25] He was released on August 8, 2019.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lee, Justin. "Corey Grant gives back to Opelika football program". https://www.oanow.com/sports/high_school/_football/corey-grant-gives-back-to-opelika-football-program/article_a54dc0f4-9929-11e8-90da-27d5428e03c6.html.
  2. Bacharach, Erik. "NFL player, Opelika's Corey Grant, finishing his education degree at Auburn University". OANow.com. http://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/football/nfl-player-opelika-s-corey-grant-finishing-his-education-degree/article_f8142c62-1755-11e7-b0a5-334915fea0fb.html.
  3. "Corey Grant Transfers to Auburn". WBTV. http://www.wbtv.com/story/14979557/corey-grant-transfers-to-auburn.
  4. "Corey Grant College Stats". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/corey-grant-1.html.
  5. "Corey Grant 2012 Game Log". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/corey-grant-1/gamelog/2012/.
  6. "Washington State at Auburn Box Score, August 31, 2013". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2013-08-31-auburn.html.
  7. "Auburn at Tennessee Box Score, November 9, 2013". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2013-11-09-tennessee.html.
  8. "Corey Grant 2013 Game Log". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/corey-grant-1/gamelog/2013/.
  9. "Corey Grant 2014 Game Log". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/corey-grant-1/gamelog/2014/.
  10. Day, Ryan; Crow, Alfie; Stites, Adam (May 2, 2015). "Jaguars UDFA signings". Big Cat Country. https://www.bigcatcountry.com/2015/5/2/8537755/2015-undrafted-free-agent-signings-jaguars-live-tracker.
  11. O'Halloran, Ryan (October 20, 2015). "Jaguars place Corey Grant, Tony Washington on injured reserve". http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/544821/ryan-ohalloran/2015-10-20/jaguars-place-corey-grant-tony-washington-injured#.
  12. "Corey Grant 2015 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GranCo00/gamelog/2015/.
  13. Inabinett, Mark (September 18, 2016). "Auburn NFL roundup: Another record-setting game for Cam Newton". AL.com. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/09/auburn_nfl_roundup_another_rec.html.
  14. "Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers – September 18th, 2016". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201609180sdg.htm.
  15. Carlyon, Hays (January 1, 2017). "Jaguars RB Corey Grant shows he deserves chance for bigger role in future during loss to Colts". jacksonville.com. http://jacksonville.com/sports/2017-01-01/jaguars-rb-corey-grant-shows-he-deserves-chance-bigger-role-future-during-loss.
  16. "Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – January 1st, 2017". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201701010clt.htm.
  17. "Corey Grant 2016 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GranCo00/gamelog/2016/.
  18. Inabinett, Mark (August 14, 2017). "Auburn NFL roundup: Corey Grant top preseason rusher". AL.com. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/08/auburn_nfl_roundup_corey_grant_2.html.
  19. "Corey Grant 2017 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GranCo00/gamelog/2017/.
  20. "Jaguars place second-round tender on running back Corey Grant". March 12, 2018. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-place-second-round-tender-on-running-back-corey-grant-20441951.
  21. Bouda, Nate (March 22, 2018). "Jaguars Re-Sign RFA RB Corey Grant". http://nfltraderumors.co/jaguars-re-sign-rfa-rb-corey-grant/.
  22. DiRocco, Michael (October 9, 2018). "Jags to put Corey Grant, Austin Seferian-Jenkins on IR". ESPN. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24931906/jacksonville-jaguars-put-corey-grant-austin-seferian-jenkins-ir.
  23. "Jaguars sign running backs Jamaal Charles and Dave Williams, promote tight end David Grinnage to active roster". October 9, 2018. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-running-backs-jamaal-charles-and-dave-williams-promote-tight-end-da.
  24. "Corey Grant 2018 Game Log". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GranCo00/gamelog/2018/.
  25. "Packers sign running back, defensive lineman". Packers.com. July 26, 2019. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-sign-running-back-defensive-lineman.
  26. "Packers sign S Ibraheim Campbell". Packers.com. August 8, 2019. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-sign-s-ibraheim-campbell.

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