Doran Grant

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Doran Grant
DC Defenders
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1992-11-30) November 30, 1992 (age 27)
Akron, Ohio
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Vincent–St. Mary
(Akron, Ohio)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Doran Grant (born November 30, 1992) is an American football cornerback who plays for the DC Defenders of the XFL. He played college football at Ohio State.

High school career[edit]

Grant attended St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. During his career he had 203 tackles and six interceptions on defense and 88 receptions for 1,115 yards and 25 touchdowns on offense. Grant was a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the No. 3 cornerback in his class.[1]

In track & field, Grant competed as both a hurdler and a sprinter. In 2010 Grant won the state title in the 60m hurdles indoors, and the 110m hurdles outdoors. He had personal-bests of 11.38 in the 100m, 23.4 in the 200m, 8.05 in the 60m hurdles and 14.22 in the 110m hurdles.[2]

Grant's father, Ted Jones, played college football at Michigan State University in 1980s.[3]

College career[edit]

Grant played in all 13 games as a true freshman at Ohio State University in 2011. As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 12 games with one start and had one interception. Grant became a starter for the first time his junior season in 2013. He started all 14 games, recording 58 tackles and three interceptions.[4] He returned as a starter his senior season in 2014.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
176 lb
(80 kg)
30 14 in
(0.77 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.44 s 4.33 s 4.18 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Ohio State Pro Day[7]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Grant in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2015 NFL draft.[8] The Steelers signed Grant on May 11, 2015,[9] but released him on September 6.[10] On September 7, 2015, Grant was signed to the Steelers practice squad.[11] On November 4, 2015, Grant was signed to the Steelers active roster.[12] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Steelers as part of final roster cuts.[13]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On September 5, 2016, Grant was signed to the Bills' practice squad.[14] He was released from the Bills' practice squad on September 13, 2016.

New York Giants[edit]

Grant was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad on September 27, 2016. He was released on October 19, 2016.[15]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On October 24, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Grant to their practice squad.[16] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars on January 2, 2017.[17]

On September 2, 2017, Grant was placed on injured reserve.[18] He was released on September 18, 2017.[19]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On September 26, 2017, Grant was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad.[20] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears on January 1, 2018.[21]

On September 1, 2018, Grant was waived by the Bears.[22]

Atlanta Legends[edit]

On October 12, 2018, Grant signed with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football,[23] but eventually joined the Atlanta Legends for the 2019 AAF season.[24] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[25]

DC Defenders[edit]

Grant was drafted in the 4th round during phase four in the 2020 XFL Draft by the DC Defenders.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN Recruiting Nation Profile
  2. ^ "Doran Grant - Stats". Ohio MileSplit.
  3. ^ "Ohio State notebook: Doran Grant sells his father on Buckeyes for a day".
  4. ^ "No. 18, Doran Grant: Ranking the best Ohio State Buckeyes of 2013".
  5. ^ "The two sides of Doran Grant".
  6. ^ "Ohio State spotlight: CB Doran Grant".
  7. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Profile: Doran Grant". NFL.com.
  8. ^ "Steelers select CB Doran Grant in the Fourth Round". Steelers.com. May 2, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Steelers sign Grant and Chickillo". Steelers.com. May 11, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "Steelers sign Jordan Todman; Claim Caushaud Lyons". Steelers.com. September 6, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  11. ^ Sager, Daniel (September 7, 2015). "Anthony Chickillo and Doran Grant signed to practice squad". USA Today. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  12. ^ "Steelers promote CB Doran Grant to active roster". Steelers.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Labriola, Bob (September 3, 2016). "Steelers cut to 53, trade for CB". Steelers.com. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017.
  14. ^ "Bills sign four to practice squad". BuffaloBills.com. September 5, 2016.
  15. ^ "Giants Waive DB Doran Grant From Practice Squad, Sign LS Tyler Ott".
  16. ^ Bouda, Nate (October 24, 2016). "Jaguars Waive DB Marcus Ball From Practice Squad, Sign DB Doran Grant". NFL Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  17. ^ "Jaguars Sign 6 Players To Futures Deals Including DB Doran Grant". NFLTradeRumors.com. January 2, 2017.
  18. ^ Oehser, John (September 2, 2017). "Jaguars reduce active roster to 53 players". Jaguars.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017.
  19. ^ "Jaguars sign quarterback Ryan Nassib to active roster". Jaguars.com. September 18, 2017.
  20. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 26, 2017). "Bears add two to practice squad, bringing back Tre McBride". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  21. ^ "Bears sign seven players to reserve/future contracts". 247Sports.com. January 2, 2018.
  22. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2018). "Bears announce 53-man roster". ChicagoBears.com.
  23. ^ "AAF signs more players: Oct. 12, 2018". 210 Football. October 12, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  24. ^ Eurich, Matt (February 1, 2019). "Former Bears currently on Alliance of American Football rosters". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  25. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  26. ^ "DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD DRAFT TRACKER". XFL.com. October 14, 2019.

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