DeLawrence Grant

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DeLawrence Grant
No. 59
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1979-11-18) November 18, 1979 (age 38)
Compton, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 27
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 67
Sacks: 7.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

DeLawrence Grant, Jr. (born November 18, 1979) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Oregon State and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

DeLawrence Grant was a defensive end for Oregon State University.

Professional career[edit]

Grant was selected by the Raiders in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft and has played five years for them. Grant began his career as a defensive end before being converted to linebacker.

He played sparingly as a rookie in 2001, before starting at left end for most of the Raiders' Super Bowl season in 2002. He was back on the bench in 2003, before being moved to the weakside linebacker spot in 2004. He had a strange year that season, starting the first nine games before being benched and not even getting on the field for the final seven.

That offseason, he was released by the Raiders for salary cap reasons, but was later re-signed. Due to an injury, he played only half the season in 2005, missing most of the middle portion.

One of the stranger aspects of Grant's star-crossed Raiders career is his continual switch in uniform number. He started out as No. 95, then switched to No. 99 when a more experienced player, Sam Adams, was signed and issued the jersey. He then switched to No. 59 (the reverse of his prior No. 95) after moving to linebacker, numbers in the 50s being thought of as linebackers' numbers.

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