Tulane vs. UAB on Oct. 27, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has caught 43 passes for 581 yards (13.5 avg.) and six touchdowns while running five times for three yards for his career...played in 22 games with seven starts...worked his way back from a sports hernia, which cut short his 2011 campaign, and is listed atop the depth chart at one of the wide receiver positions heading into preseason practice.
2011: Started one game as a junior...lone catch was a 27-yard touchdown in the season-opener vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3)...suffered a season-ending injury against the Lions and received a medical redshirt.
2010: Saw action in all 12 games with six starts as a sophomore...ranked second on the team in receiving yards (515), tied for second in scoring grabs (4) and fourth in catches (33)...finished 21st in Conference USA in receiving yards per game (42.9)...posted multiple-catch contests in each of the final seven games of the year, including a career-best 140 yards and two touchdowns on three catches vs Rice (11/13), including a career-long, game-winning 73-yard scoring reception with 1:46 left to play...had a 128 receiving yards and a touchdown on six catches at Tulsa (10/16)...snared a career-best eight passes for 68 yards and a score at Marshall (11/27)...over the final seven games, averaged 16.3 yards per reception while tallying marks of 4.3 catches and 69.9 yards per contest.
2009: Played in nine games as a true freshman...finished tied for third on the team in touchdown receptions (1), fifth in catches (9) and tied for 11th in receiving yards (39)...had a season-best five grabs for 14 yards vs BYU (9/12)...also had single receptions vs Tulsa (9/4), vs Marshall (10/10), vs UTEP (11/7) and at UCF (11/21)...his grab against UTEP was good for a seven-yard score to help spark a 45-38 come-from-behind overtime win over the Miners.
High School: Three-year letterman at West Brook High for coach Craig Stump...named two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com...helped the Bruins go a combined 27-8 as a prepster, win the District 21-5A title as a senior and advance to the state playoffs all three years...named first-team all-district and to the Super Gold Team as a senior after hauling in 42 receptions for 717 yards and seven touchdowns...as a junior, caught 41 passes for 658 yards and four scores...off the field, was a member of the A/B Honor Roll and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
Personal: Born Ryan Joseph Grant on Dec. 19, 1990, in Beaumont, Texas...son of Reginal Grant, Sr., and Greta Roberts...has one brother, Reginald, Jr...majoring in business management.