Receptions: 13, vs. Oklahoma State (2015)
Receiving Yards: 178, vs. Oklahoma State (2015)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2, 3x, vs. Iowa State (2015)*
Long Reception: 90 yards, vs. Oklahoma State (2015)
All-Purpose Yards: 323, vs. Oklahoma State (2015)
Kick Returns: 6, twice, at Oklahoma (2015)*
Kick Return Yards: 148, at Oklahoma (2015)
Long Kick Return: 100 yards, vs. Oklahoma State (2015)
Rush Attempts: 3, at Kansas (2014)
Rush Yards: 21, at Kansas (2015)
Long Rush: 40 yards, at Texas (2015)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, twice, at Texas (2015)*
* Indicates most recent high
ESPN midseason All-Big 12 selection (kick returner) ... among the top all-purpose players in the country ... has been Texas Tech's leading receiver and all-purpose threat this season ...
ended his career as Texas Tech's all-time leader in several receiving categories ... became the first Texas Tech receiver to break the 1,000 yard mark in a season since Jace Amaro in 2013 ... Texas Tech's all-time leader in career receiving yards (3,164), passing Michael Crabtree during the Texas game ... IN THE NCAA RANKINGS ... averaged 181 all-purpose yards per game which ranked fourth nationally ... ranked fourth nationally with 1,017 kickoff return yards and fifth with two kickoff return touchdowns ... also 11th in the country for receptions per game (6.9), 16th for receiving yards (1,038), 15th in receiving yards per game (97.5) and 26th for kickoff return average (26.1) ... IN THE BIG 12 RANKINGS ... led the conference in all-purpose yards per game and kickoff return yards ... one of
just two Big 12 players to return multiple kickoffs for a touchdown this season ... ranked second for receptions per game, third for kickoff return average, fourth for both receiving yards and receiving yards per game and seventh for receiving touchdowns ... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... opened the year with six catches for 71 yards against Sam Houston State ... also brought back a 95-yard kick return against the Bearkats, the third of his career
(school record) ... one of 20 players nationally to return a kickoff for a touchdown this season ... followed up with seven catches for 141 yards against UTEP, all of which that came in the first half ... added eight receptions for 75 yards against Arkansas ... recorded the fifth 100-yard receiving yard performance of his career against TCU ... finished with eight catches for 126 yards and a touchdown ... caught six passes for 69 yards in loss to Baylor ... snapped his career high with 166 yards receiving off nine catches against Iowa State ... performance included a 75-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter ... totaled a
pair of touchdown receptions for the third time in his career in the victory ... two touchdown receptions give him 21 now in his career which is tied for eighth all-time in Texas Tech history ... caught five passes for 71 yards at Kansas ... shared team high with seven receptions for 55 yards at Oklahoma ... also matched career high with six kickoff returns for 148 yards, the most in his career. ... had the most electrifying performance of his career
against Oklahoma State, racking up an incredible 323 all-purpose yard ... totaled 210 all-purpose yards in first quarter alone, which marked the most in a quarter by a FBS player this season ... his 323 yards ranked fourth in Texas Tech single-game history and were the most in a game since Wes Welker had 327 against Texas A&M in 2002 ... turned a short out route into an amazing 90-yard gain by reversing field twice and evading a handful of tackles, setting up an eventual touchdown on Tech's second drive ... marked the longest reception by a Red Raider since Rodney Blackshear went 95 yards against Houston in 1991 ...
returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown later in the quarter ... marked the second kickoff to be returned for a touchdown this season and the fourth of his career ... tacked on a 12-yard touchdown catch later in the half ... set career highs in receptions (13), receiving yards (178), all-purpose yards (323), long reception (90) and long kick return (100) ... had Texas Tech's first touchdown of the West Virginia game off a 10-yard strike from
Mahomes ... totaled four catches for 78 yards in victory over Kansas State ... moved over the 1,000 receiving yard mark in the win ... totaled 207 all-purpose yards against Texas, making
the Sportscenter Top 10 twice in the process by catching a deflected pass and taking it 65 yards for a touchdown and scampering for a 40-yard rushing TD, which began with him hiding
behind the offensive line. The score sealed the win for Tech ... Passed Michael Crabtree to become Texas Tech's all-time receiving yardage leader (3,164) in that game as well ... Lit up the LSU defense in the V100 Advocare Texas Bowl to the tune of 10 catches, 125 yards and three touchdowns, which tied a Texas Tech bowl game record. AWARDS AND HONORS ... Named an All-American by three different publications - CBS Sports (second team KR), Sports Illustrated (second team all-purpose) and the Associated Press (third team all-purpose) ... named a first team All-Big 12 performer by ESPN, the Associated Press and San Antonio Express-News, while being named to the second team by the Waco Tribune and the conference coaches.
All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... Biletnikoff Award Watch List... played in 12 games (11 starts) with 67 receptions, 938 receiving yards, seven touchdowns, 78.2 yards/game and 14.0 receiving yards/catch... led team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving yards/game... made at least six receptions in 6-of-12 games... tallied at least 100 all-purpose yards in 8-of-12 games... BIG 12 RANKINGS: only Big 12 player to have at least 900 yards receiving and 500 kick return yards... third in kick returns (23)... fourth in receptions (67)... fifth in receptions/game (5.6)... sixth in all-purpose yards/game (124.1)... seventh in receiving touchdowns (7)... seventh in kick return yards/game (22.4)... eighth in receiving yards (938)... eighth in receiving yards/game (78.2)... eighth in 100-yard receiving games (3)... TEXAS TECH RANKINGS: owns school record for most kick return yards in a game by a junior (147 - at Oklahoma State)... fourth in career kick return yards (1,152)... fifth in career kick returns (48)... sixth in single-season kick returns (23)... ninth in single-season kick return yards (515)... enters senior season averaging 31.1 yards/kick return during career - school record is 30.3 yards/kick return by Ronnie Rice (1957-59)... fifth player in school history with 1,000 career kickoff return yards (1,152)... only two Red Raiders (Eric Stephens, 2009-12; Ivory McCann, 2001-02) besides Grant have more than 1,000 career kickoff return yards in a career over the last 40 years... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: caught five passes for a career-high 155 yards with a touchdown (long 47 yards) against No. 5 Baylor (11/29) at AT&T Stadium... made five receptions for 23 yards at Iowa State (11/22)... caught four passes for 51 yards and scored a six-yard touchdown from QB Patrick Mahomes for the game's first points against No. 24 Oklahoma (11/15)... tallied one catch for 10 yards against Texas (11/1)... made two catches for 70 yards, including career-long 59 yard catch from QB Davis Webb, at No. 10 TCU (10/25)... recorded 150th career reception during TCU game... made six receptions for 72 yards (long 41) against Kansas (10/18)... notched five receptions for 84 yards with a touchdown against West Virginia (10/11)... led the team in receptions (7) and receiving yards (90) and matched a career-high with two receiving touchdowns (2013, vs. Arizona State) at No. 22 Kansas State (10/4)... two career games (both this season) with 100 receiving yards... ranks eighth in school history in career kick return yardage (947)... had a career-game with 12 receptions (career-high), 100 receiving yards and a touchdown and tallied 248 all-purpose yards (100 REC - 147 KR - 1 PR) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (9/25)... broke a 24-year school record for most kick-return yards by a Red Raider junior (147) - record was previously held by Rodney Blackshear (132, at No. 19 Texas A&M) in 1990... 248 all-purpose yards marked the most by a Red Raider since 2010 (Eric Stephens - 264, at New Mexico)... teamed with Bradley Marquez (106) as the first pair of Red Raiders to each have 100 receiving yards in a game since 2013 (at No. 12 Oklahoma - Amaro, Ward)... led the team with six catches for 85 yards and tallied first touchdown of the season against Arkansas (9/13)... tallied first career 100-yard receiving game while posting a career-high 150 receiving yards on eight catches (long 40) at UTEP (9/6)... made six catches for 48 yards while surpassing the 100 career receptions milestone in the season opener against Central Arkansas (8/30).
All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... Midseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... Preseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (3rd Team)... Preseason Athlon All-Big 12 (3rd Team)... played in 12 games (8 starts) with 65 receptions for 796 receiving yards with seven touchdowns while averaging 12.2 yards/reception and 66.3 receiving yards/game... ranked second on the team in receiving touchdowns and ranked third on the team in receptions and receiving yards... returned 19 kicks for 400 yards (21.1/return)... NCAA RANKINGS: 14th among active players in career kick return touchdowns (2)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: fifth in receptions (65)... fifth in receptions/game (5.4)... sixth in receiving yards (796)... sixth in receiving yards/game (66.3)... eighth in kick return yards average (21.1)... seventh in all-purpose yards (1,273)... seventh in all-purpose yards/game (106.1)... made six receptions for 72 yards with a touchdown against No. 4 Baylor (11/16) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington... posted a career-high once again in receptions with nine catches for 73 yards (long 25) against Kansas State (11/9)... tallied six receptions for 69 yards with four kickoff returns for 86 yards (long 45) against No. 12 Oklahoma State (11/2)... set new career highs in receptions (8), receiving yards (99) and all-purpose yards (185) and scored a touchdown at No. 12 Oklahoma (10/26)... made five catches for 90 yards with a touchdown while posting 136 all-purpose yards against Iowa State (10/12)... set a career-high in receptions (7) and receiving yards (92) at Kansas (10/5) in Big 12 road opener... made four receptions for 59 yards (long 51) against Texas State (9/21)... notched five catches for 38 yards (long 14) against No. 24 TCU (9/12)... tallied 150 all-purpose yards with 77 receiving yards on four catches with one touchdown, 15 rushing yards on two carries and two kickoff returns for 58 yards (long 37) against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... made season debut with five catches for 38 yards receiving with one touchdown (4th career) in season opener at SMU (8/30).
ESPN All-Big 12 Freshman Team (1st Team)... College Football Performance Award - National Kick Returner of the Week (11/25)... played in 13 games (3 starts) and caught 33 passes for 287 receiving yards with three touchdowns... averaged 22.1 receiving yards/game and notched 8.7 receiving yards/catch... came on late in the season as a kickoff return threat with six returns for 237 yards (39.5 avg.) with two kickoff returns for touchdowns... rushed eight times for 19 yards... caught at least two passes in 10-of-13 games played... returned three kickoffs for 119 yards - including a 99-yard return for a touchdown, which was Tech's first touchdown of the game against Minnesota (12/28) at the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas... kickoff return for a touchdown marked the first by a Red Raider in a bowl game... the 99-yard return marked the sixth longest kickoff return for a touchdown in school history... it marked the first kickoff return for a touchdown in Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas history... became just the second Red Raider in school history to return two kickoffs for a touchdown in the same season - and the first since 1953 (Jack Kirkpatrick)... dating back to his last game played (vs. Baylor), had back-to-back kickoffs returned for a touchdown while becoming the first player in school history to accomplish the feat... caught two passes for eight yards and returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against Baylor (11/24) at Cowboys Stadium... it marked the first Red Raider to return a kickoff for a touchdown since 2002 (Vincent Meeks, 98 yards, at No. 4 Oklahoma)... recorded three passes for 31 yards (long 22) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (11/17)... had six catches for 32 yards with a receiving touchdown against Kansas (11/10)... caught three passes for five yards and carried once for a yard at No. 3 Kansas State (10/27)... caught a touchdown in the second overtime and made three catches for 45 yards at No. 21 TCU (10/20)... caught four passes for 37 yards (long 19) against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13)... made two catches for 23 yards (long 12) at Iowa State (9/29)... caught two passes for three yards against New Mexico (9/15)... in second career game caught five passes for 78 yards (long 42) at Texas State (9/8)... caught three passes for 25 yards and rushed once for three yards in career debut in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1).
2011 Redshirt season.
Mesquite Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas... three-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN.com ... was a First-Team Dallas Morning News SportsDay All-Area selection ... PrepStar All-Midlands team ... as a senior he posted 516 rushing yards on 66 carries and nine touchdowns ... logged 1,306 receiving yards on 79 receptions and hauled in 13 touchdown catches... earned all-state honors in both football and track and field... High School Coach: Rodney Webb.
Jakeem Grant... born in Athens, Texas... son of Keith Grant and Sylvia Whittaker... has two brothers ... majoring in exercise and sport sciences.