|No. 58, 47|
|Long snapper / Tight end|
|Date of birth:December 16, 1979|
|Place of birth: Inglewood, California|
|NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Washington Redskins ( 2002)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Jeffrey Alan Grau (born December 16, 1979) is a former American football long snapper and tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. He played college football at UCLA.
Grau attended Loyola High School, where he didn't have a specific position in the football team. As a junior, he played quarterback and defensive tackle, while the next year, he played tight end and defensive end. As a senior, he posted 64 tackles, 6 sacks, 8 receptions for 68 yards. He helped his team become the CIF Division I runner-up and received All-League honors at defensive end.
In baseball, he played as a first baseman and pitcher, earning All-League honors three times and team MVP twice. As a sophomore, he tallied a .373 batting average. As a junior, he had an 8-1 record (1.52 ERA) and a .380 batting average. As a senior, he had a 4-0 record (1.23 ERA) and a .408 batting average.
In 2002, the Dallas Cowboys spent resources to sign free agent Jeff Robinson to upgrade the long snapper position, but he tore his Anterior cruciate ligament during training camp. Needing a replacement, the team claimed Grau off waivers on August 28. He played in all 16 games and posted 6 special teams tackles.
Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit
In 2003, after long snapper Ed Perry was lost for the season with a knee injury, the Miami Dolphins first tried to replace him with Sean McDermott, before signing Grau as a free agent on October 14. He was cut on March 2, 2004, after the team signed William Delahoussaye to compete with Perry.
- ↑ "Redskins' Day 2 Picks". https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/2002/04/22/redskins-day-2-picks/44980631-8764-48e8-b919-ff6f21d017a4/. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Cowboys Claim Jeff Grau Off Waivers". https://www.apnews.com/a65b2b94c2ee1839be56303da5441c3a. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Bucs get Grau from Dallas". http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20030807/bucs-get-grau-from-dallas. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Benjamin's Job Not So Secure". http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-09-15/features/0309150214_1_panthers-played-untouched-benjamin. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Wannstedt Replaces Long Snapper Mcdermott". http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2003-10-15/sports/0310150100_1_long-snapper-tampa-bay-tailback-ricky-williams. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ "Long Snapper Perry, Punter Turk Re-up". http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2004-03-24/sports/0403230566_1_dolphins-long-snapper-perry-terrell-buckley. Retrieved February 19, 2018.