CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 6, vs. Kansas (2012)
Yards: 78, at Texas State (2012)
Touchdowns: 1 3x, vs. Kansas (2012)*
Longest Reception: 42, at Texas State (2012)
All-Purpose Yards: 116, vs. Minnesota (2012)
Kickoff Returns: 3, vs. Minnesota (2012)
Kickoff Return Yards: 119, vs. Minnesota (2012)
Longest Kickoff Return: 99, vs. Minnesota (2012)
Kickoff Return for a Touchdown: 1 2x, vs. Minnesota (2012)*
* Indicates most recent high
2012 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 made 33 receptions 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 at Reliant Stadium... 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 took 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.
HIGH SCHOOL 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.
PERSONAL Jakeem Grant... born October 30, 1992, in Athens, Texas... son of Keith Grant and Sylvia Whittaker... has two brothers... enjoys working out and playing basketball... majoring in exercise and sports sciences.