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Charles Grant
Charles  Grant

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colquitt, Ga.

High School:
Miller Co.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 267

Position:
Rush

Birthdate:
09/03/1978

Experience:
2VL

High School: Miller County...Parade Magazine 1997 All-American...USA Today All-USA Honorable Mention...Fox SportSouth "Countdown to Signing Day" All-South Second Team Defense...the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Top 50 in Georgia, Class A All-State, 1996 Class A Defensive Player of the Year, and 1997 Class A Offensive Player of the Year...Georgia Sports Writers Association Class A Player of the Year...Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State...Macon Telegraph Sweet 16...Albany Herald Dynamic Dozen...earned All-Region honors three years in a row...named team MVP three years in a row...tied Herschel Walker's single-season TD record with 45 TDs in 1997...finished the 1997 season with 3,472 all-purpose yards...rushed for 2,530 yards in 1997...his team set the state scoring record in 1997...had 102 tackles with two interceptions and three fumble recoveries his senior year...totaled 101 TDs in his three year career at Miller County...High School Coach: Ronnie McNease.

Prep School: Hargrave Military Academy...played both offense and defense...led team in tackles...had two interceptions...scored three TDs in limited role as FB...had three special teams TDs...averaged eight yards per carry...also averaged 1.2 sacks per game at LB...Prep School Coach: Lonnie Messick.

College: 1999 - Outstanding true freshman season playing defense, offense, and special teams...played in all 11 games starting four...led team in sacks with seven-most by a Bulldog in three seasons...also ranked second on team in tackles for loss (7)...named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Bulldog victory over Kentucky (3 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, three carries for 44 yards and two TD's)...seven of his 17 offensive carries resulted in a first down, TD, or both...named to 1999 Freshman All-America first team by The Sporting News and Football News...Knoxville News Sentinel All-SEC Freshman Team and SEC Coaches' All-Freshman first team...suffered torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in regular season finale vs. Georgia Tech...2000 - Missed spring practice during rehab from knee surgery...played in 10 regular gaems including nine starts...his eight tackles-for-loss ranked second best on the team...best game vs. Tennessee (2 tackles, 2 sacks)...recorded one tackle in Georgia's 37-14 victory over Virginia in the 2000 Oahu Bowl, Georgia's fourth consecutive bowl victory....2001 -- Solid spring which included four tackles in annual spring G-Day game...listed as number one Rush end at conclusion of spring drills....was the the team?s sixth leading defender with 63 combined tackles....led the team in both sacks with six (-38) and tackles for loss with 12 (-53)....recorded nine combined tackles, in Georgia?s 26-24 upset at Tennessee (Oct. 6)....had best outing of the season vs. Auburn (Nov. 10), finishing with 13 combined tackles, including seven unassisted and four sacks (-20)....the four sacks in one game represented the second-highest total in school history....gave strong effort at Ole Miss (Nov. 17), tallying six combined tackles, including two for loss and his fifth sack of the season (-8)....registered seven combined tackles and recorded his team-leading sixth sack (-10) of the season at Georgia Tech (Nov. 24)....named All-SEC second team by the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches...recorded four tackles in 2001 Music City Bowl vs. Boston College......decided to enter NFL draft in spring, 2002.....Was the 25th pick in the first round in the NFL Draft, on Saturday, and was chosen by the New Orleans Saints..... Major: Arts and Sciences.

DEFENSIVE

Year G/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks TL CF RF PBU Int. QBP
1999 11/4 19 14 33 7/66 7/21 1 1 1 0 2
2000 10/9 18 22 40 2/18 8/47 1 0 7 0 12
2001 10/10 34 29 63 6/38 12/53 2 0 1 0 28
Totals 31/23 71 65 136 15/122 27/121 3 1 9 0 42

RUSHING

Year G/GS Att. Yards Per/Att. Per/Gm TD LG
1999 11/4 17 79 4.6 7.2 3 43 UK
Totals 11/4 17 79 4.6 7.2 3 43 UK

My Favorite.....

Movie: Remember the Titans
Book: When Pride Still Mattered
Television Show: Martin
Song: Til the end of time
Actor: Steven Segal
Actress: Toni Braxton
Hobby: Swimming, fishing, video games
Class: All of them
Sport Other than Football: Basketball
Foreign language: Spanish
Thing about UGA: The people
Person I would like to meet: Jerry Rice
Thing about game day in Athens: The hype

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