UNLV: An active defensive back who moves to safety for his senior season and is listed No. 1 at FS heading into fall ... Will also again compete for the squad's punt return duties.
2009: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games as a cornerback, including starting five ... Finished with 26 total tackles, including 15 solo stops ... Forced a fumble and recovered another to go with three pass breakups and an interception ... Also returned two punts for 20 yards and a long of 15.
SIERRA: Played two seasons at the JC located in Rocklin, CA ... Picked off seven passes and made 32 tackles as a defensive back for the Wolverines in 2008 ... Also forced two fumbles, returned one fumble for a touchdown and returned a punt for a score ... Recorded six interceptions to go along with 49 tackles and four forced fumbles as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Laguna Creek HS in Elk Grove, CA ... Lettered twice for the Cardinals ... Picked off a pair of passes and recovered two fumbles as a senior ... Brought down 40 ball carriers, had six pass breakups and made two interceptions as a junior.
PERSONAL: Michael Niel Grant was born on Sept. 3, 1989, in Fresno, CA ... The son of Latasha Grant and Mike Grant Sr. ... Has two brothers, Tyrone and Tyrell Jones, and a sister, Teyha Grant ... Majoring in communication studies.
GRANT'S DEFENSIVE STATS YEAR GP-GS UT AT TT TFL INT PBU FF FR 2009 12-5 15 11 26 1.0-2 1-0 3 1 1