12 Doran Grant

Doran Grant Ohio State
usaUnited States
Akron, OH
High School
St. Vincent-St. Mary
Past Teams
Ohio State
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Post-OSU Update: Doran Grant was selected with the 121st overall pick (4th round) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was cut before the start of the season, but was picked back up by the Steelers and played in three regular season games. That was his only NFL game action. (updated: Nov. 2023)

Pronunciation: der-RAN

Major: Sociology (2014), Criminology (2013), Pre-communication (2012)

Weight: 193 (2014), 191 (2013), 188 (2012), 180 (2011)

2014 Media Guide: Sturdy, physical, tough and athletic cornerback Doran Grant has played in all 39 games for the Buckeyes over the last three seasons … he enters 2014 the only returning starter in the Ohio State secondary, and he will play a key leadership role on the team this year … Grant is a former winner of strength coach Mickey Marotti’s Iron Buckeye Award, which is given to the student-athlete(s) who best exemplifies unquestionable physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership, so he knows about leadership … a three-year Varsity O letterwinner, he has 15 starts to his credit along with 88 career tackles and 15 passes defended (11 pass break-ups and four interceptions).

2013 Media Guide: After seeing action in all 25 games in 2011 and 2012 for the Buckeyes, including a start at cornerback in 2012 vs. Alabama-Birmingham, Doran Grant is poised to be a starter for the Buckeyes in 2013 … an extremely hard worker, Grant is one of two Buckeye skill players (CB Adam Griffin) to earn the Iron Buckeye Award for winter 2013 … the award is given to the student-athlete(s)
who best exemplifies unquestionable physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership … Grant is a two-year letterman whose experience includes 165 defensive plays from scrimmage for the 2012 undefeated Buckeyes … playing behind all-Big Ten cornerbacks Bradley Roby and Travis Howard, Grant had 19 tackles in 2012, including 15 solo stops … starting in place of the injured Roby, Grant recorded a career-high seven tackles in his start vs. UAB plus had a quarterback sack, a fumble recovery and his first career interception … also had a pass break-up and a fumble recovery on the season.

2012 Media Guide: Doran is an outstanding young football player who works extremely hard … he lettered last year as a true freshman after playing in all 13 games, including considerable action in the secondary … he totaled six tackles on the season, including a personal-best three in his first game as a Buckeye vs. Akron … Doran played with the No. 1 defensive secondary at times this spring and he came out of the spring drills listed as the back-up to Travis Howard at one cornerback position.

High School: Versatile athlete who excelled as a receiver, corner and kick returner … two-time all-state honoree  for Coach Dan Boarman … recorded 203 tackles, 6 interceptions for the Irish, along with 88 catches for 1,115 yards and 25 TD … Under Armour All-American Game, Ohio North-South Classic, Big 33 Game … USA Today all-USA … Dapper Dan selection … state champion in the 110m outdoor and 60m indoor hurdles … also a basketball letterman.

Personal: Son of Tonya Grant and Ted Jones … father was a receiver at Michigan State.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
2011Ohio State130633000000000000000
2012Ohio State121191541.081.0801101000000
2013Ohio State14145843152.0200103401011144.00
2014Ohio State15156349141.01000051069000000