Jakeem Grant Named To Paul Hornung Watch List

Jakeem Grant Named To Paul Hornung Watch List

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Texas Tech wide receiver Jakeem Grant (Mesquite, Texas/Horn H.S.) was one of 44 players nationwide named to the preseason Watch List for the prestigious Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

Created in January 2010 by the Louisville Sports Commission, the Paul Hornung Award annually honors the nation’s most versatile, high-level performer in college football. Criteria for the award includes playing multiple positions on offense and/or defense, playing a significant role in special teams, performing as a two-way player who starts on either side of the ball and making a significant impact on elevating the team’s performance through leadership.

The versatile Grant enters his senior season as a dual threat at both wide receiver and in the kick return game. Last year, Grant ranked among Big 12 Conference leaders and led the Red Raiders in all-purpose yardage (124.0), receptions (67), receiving yards (938), receiving yards per game (78.2) and kick return yards (23-515). He was the only player in the Big 12 to gain at least 900 receiving yards and 500 kick return yards. A 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List recipient, Grant’s best performance came at Oklahoma State (Sept. 25), when he totaled a career-best 248 all-purpose yards and caught a career-high 12 passes for 100 yards.

Over his three-year Red Raider career, Grant has caught 165 passes for 2021 yards with 17 touchdowns and returned 48 kicks for 1152 yards and two touchdowns. He enters his final season at Tech as the school recordholder for most kick return yards in a game (147 at Oklahoma State) and current all-time leader in career yards per kick return (31.1) and ranks among school leaders in career kickoff return yards (4th, 1,152). He is one of only three Red Raiders in school history to gain over 1,000 yards in kickoff return yardage.

Additional information about the Paul Hornung Award is available by visiting http://louisvillesports.org/paul-hornung/.

Grant and Texas Tech open the 2015 season on Sept. 5 by hosting Sam Houston State at Jones AT&T Stadium. Season tickets are still on sale and can be purchased by calling 806-742-TECH or by visiting www.texastech.com.

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