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#4 D'Vonte Grant
Position: Line Backer
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 208
Year: Graduate
City/State: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Mallard Creek
Major: Management

Breakdown:  Despite his stature, Grant has made himself one of the best linebackers in the MEAC…Has led the Aggies in tackles the past two seasons, and has a total of 175 tackles during that time span…Has played in and started 22 straight games…Had a breakout season in which he earned national recognition in 2011…Head coach Rod Broadway said he was pleasantly surprised at how productive Grant was for a player his size…On seven occasions, Grant has recorded double-figure tackles…Uses his quickness and agility to make plays on the football…Has more career tackles than any other Aggie on the roster with 177 (97 solo, 80 assisted)…His three career interceptions have been returned for 103 yards and two touchdowns…Also during his career, he has made 17 tackles for loss, three sacks and defended six passes…He is a hard worker in the weight room and has excellent strength for a player his size…Has the best power clean max (325 pounds) and the third-best squat max (505 pounds) on the roster …Was named the North Carolina A&T athletics department’s Male Rookie of the Year…Earned second-team All-MEAC honors as a junior... 

2012 Season: Started all 11 games…Made 43 solo tackles and 45 assisted tackles for a team-high 88… Was one of seven players on the team to start all 11 games…Earned second-team All-MEAC honors at season’s end…Made 6.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for 22 yards lost…Also had 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, four passes defended, a blocked kick and a quarterback hurry…Returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns…Ranked ninth in the MEAC and 94th in the nation in tackles per game (8.0)…Led the team in total tackles for the second straight season….Led all Aggie linebackers in passes defended…Made 15 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in a loss at Coastal Carolina on Sept. 1…Had 13 tackles in a loss at Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 6…Returned an interception by Howard quarterback Greg McGhee 40 yards for a touchdown as the Aggies defeated Howard 38-10 on Oct. 13…All seven of his tackles were solo in the Aggies’ 30-9 win over Norfolk State on Oct. 27… Scored the only touchdown of the game, a 35-yard interception return in a 16-3 win over Florida A&M at Aggie Stadium on Nov. 3…On Nov. 5, earned MEAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts against the Rattlers…The Rattlers win secured the Aggies first winning season in nine years…Made 11 tackles, broke up a pass and blocked a kick in a 22-16 overtime win over N.C. Central on Nov. 17.

2011 Season: Started all 11 games…Recorded 53 solo and 34 assisted tackles for a total of 87…His 10.5 tackles for loss ranked him second on the team…Ranked 11th in the conference in tackles and was tied for 18th in tackles for loss…After making 11 tackles at Appalachian State on Sept. 10, Grant earned a spot on the Jerry Rice Watch List for best Rookie in Division I FCS…Became a finalist on the list when he made 17 tackles at Norfolk State on Oct. 29…Made 3.5 of his 17 tackles against Norfolk State behind the line of scrimmage…Made six tackles and had his only interception of the season in a 42-24 win over Delaware State on Oct. 15…Grant’s 28-yard interception return set up an 18-yard touchdown pass from Lewis Kindle to Larry Raper.  

2010 Season: Played in two games and made two tackles. 

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