There’s only 11 days left until the start of football season, and that means we get to talk about one of the best Red Raiders to wear the number 11 for the team, Jakeem “The Dream” Grant. Grant played for Texas Tech from 2012-2015 and is currently a member of the Miami Dolphins. He dazzled Red Raider fans with his speed and ability to make big plays in his four years with the team. He currently sits 1st all-time in Red Raider history for receiving yards in his career with 3,286 receiving yards in his career.
Grant was recruited to the school by Tommy Tubberville in 2010 and was redshirted for the 2011 season. He then began to make an impact as a freshman with 32 receptions and 284 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2012. Grant was never out of the loop of the offense as he always recorded solid numbers with his senior year being his best by far. Under Kliff Kingsbury’s revamped offense and gunslinger Patrick Mahomes, Jakeem Grant put up the fifth best season (receiving yards wise) in Texas Tech history. Grant caught 90 passes for 1,268 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also added 1,017 yards on 39 kick returns and 2 additional touchdowns. He also added 2 rushing touchdowns making his total on the season 14.
Watch Jakeem Grant get loose! 94 yard touchdown return for Texas Tech.https://t.co/T5ZM3WWpfU— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 5, 2015
Jakeem Grant left Texas Tech as one of the best receivers in school history. He left the school with the most receiving yards with 3,286, 4th in receptions with 254, and 5th in receiving touchdowns with 27. In addition to this, he had 2,169 return yards with 4 return touchdowns. He was one of he most prolific receivers in the the school’s history. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jakeem Grant called this play "Hook 'Em", while Kliff called it "Little People, Big World"! Whatever it was called, it worked like a champ! pic.twitter.com/WMbisqI7jI— GUNS UP NAŦION (@gunsupnation) November 3, 2016
He has since been making plays in camp, in practices, and most importantly, in games. He has the opportunity to become of the team’s main slot receivers this season. He will also assume punt and kick return duties for the team. With his speed and insane agility, Grant could be on his way to a great season as a Miami Dolphin.
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