DORAN GRANTCornerbackOhio State Buckeyes5-10, 200Akron, OhioSt. Vincent-St. Mary High School4th Round – 121st Overall
Played in 54 career games with 30 starts…recorded 146 tackles (110 solo), nine interceptions, a sack, four tackles for losses and 20 pass break-ups.
First Team All-Big Ten…voted co-captain by his teammates…started all 15 games at cornerback for the National Champion Buckeyes, finishing second on the team with five interceptions, good for sixth in the Big Ten…totaled 63 tackles and nine pass break-ups…intercepted one pass at Maryland, returning it 18 yards…recorded his second pick of the season at Minnesota…had a career-high two interceptions in the B1G championship win over Wisconsin…his two picks were a B1G championship game record…tallied a season-high eight tackles, all solo, in the win over Michigan…notched 28 tackles and three interceptions against five ranked opponents.
Started all 14 games en route to earning honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades…in his first season as a full-time starter, he ranked ninth in the Big Ten in passes defended with 13 and was the team's fifth-leading tackler with 58…tied for the team lead with three interceptions and his 10 pass break-ups ranked second on the Buckeye's defense…had interceptions vs. San Diego State, vs. Northwestern (a huge, fourth quarter interception with the Buckeyes trailing) and vs. Purdue…career-high nine tackles and seven solo stops vs. Northwestern…blocked a punt vs. Florida A&M.
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Playing behind all-Big Ten cornerbacks Bradley Roby and Travis Howard, Grant had 19 tackles in 2012, including 15 solo stops…made his first career start vs. Alabama-Birmingham and recorded a then career-high seven tackles plus had a quarterback sack, a fumble recovery and his first career interception.
Lettered as a true freshman after playing in all 13 games, including considerable action in the secondary…totaled six tackles on the season, including three in his first game as a Buckeye, vs. Akron.
Excelled as a receiver, cornerback and kick returner at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary…was named a two-time all-state honoree during a career that included his recording 203 tackles and six interceptions for the Irish defense and 88 catches for 1,115 yards and 25 touchdowns on offense… named to the Under Armour All-American Game, Ohio North-South Classic and Big 33 Game…USA Today all-USA…Dapper Dan selection…the 2010 Ohio state champion in the 110-meter hurdles (outdoor) and 60-meter hurdles indoors…also a basketball letterman…played age-group hockey.
Is the son of Tonya Grant and Ted Jones…father was a receiver at Michigan State and holds school record (tied) for career receptions per game (5.62 per game) and he is also ranked in MSU's Top 20 for receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,678).