6 Cie Grant

Cie Grant Ohio State
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Name
Cie Grant
Nationality
United States
Position
SS, ST, OLB
Birthday
11/27/1979
Hometown
New Philadelphia, OH
High School
New Philadelphia
Height
6'2"
Weight
220
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Major: English (2001), Undeclared (1999-00)

Weight: 220 (2000-01), 195 (1999)

2001 Media Guide: Cie Grant is a relatively unsung player who made a favorable impression on the coaching staff during the spring … a converted safety with outstanding speed … is still learning the position, but has shown a penchant for getting to the ball carrier and making plays … one of the Buckeyes’ fastest linebackers and has the ability to close quickly … saw his first extended playing time last year and was in on 13 tackles, including 10 solos … could play a much more prominent role in 2001 … also a fine special teams player.

2000 Season: Was shifted from safety to linebacker in the spring of 2000 … did not play in the first two games, but did see action in the last 10 … four tackles at Iowa was his top effort … also excelled with the special teams.

2000 Media Guide: Cie Grant makes the switch to linebacker this year after spending two seasons – one as a redshirt – at strong safety. He is an athletic playmaker that is making the transition from the high school to collegiate level and is constantly improving. Grant shined on special teams last year with his speed and tackling ability and will be counted on as a solid performer in that area again this season.

1999: Played in all 12 games, mainly on special teams … had six tackles, all of the solo variety … logged 28 total minutes, including a season-high five minutes against Ohio.

1999 Media Guide: Cie Grant, who redshirted the 1998 season as a true freshman, is working hard at picking up the responsibilities at strong safety. “Cie is making that transition from high school to major college defensive back,” secondary coach Jon Tenuta said. “He is a hard tackler and he showed much improvement this spring.”

High School: An all-around performer at New Philadelphia, playing quarterback, receiver and defensive back and starting on both offense and defense. All-Ohio pick had 2,357 career rushing yards and 25 touchdowns and 171 career tackles. A four-year track letterman who took third in the state 400 meters as a junior. The son of Jeanette and Willie Grant. Born Nov. 27, 1979.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlk
1999Ohio State1106600000000000
2000Ohio State100131030000000000
Total-210191630000000000