Steve Grant begins his second season as Texas Tech's team chaplain through Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2010.
Grant traveled and spoke his testimony the previous 11 years with Sports World Ministries. He shared his testimony with hundreds of thousands of individuals in schools, prisons and churches.
Grant spent six years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts (1992-97) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1997) as a linebacker. He played in 83 games - 47 starts - where he collected 233 tackles, 3.0 sacks, one interception and recovered six fumbles. Grant officially retired from the NFL in 1999.
During his time in Indianapolis Grant was active with the local church, various youth football camps, FCA, Subway's Sac Hunger Program, Mental Health Awareness Program, Pro Athlete's Outreach and Pro-Life Athletes.
Grant began his professional career after being selected in the 10th round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Colts. He worked his way into the starting lineup after just two seasons and in 1995 started every game for the Colts. In 1994, Grant was the Colts' Hard Nose Player of the Year.
Grant's collegiate career was highlighted with an All-America selection in 1991 following his junior season. He is considered one of the greatest linebackers in school history. He totaled 445 tackles in his career, which ranks fourth all-time at West Virginia.
He was West Virginia's team captain for two years (1991-92) and was named team MVP during his final two seasons. He was a two-time All-Big East selection and he helped lead the Mountaineers to the 1989 Fiesta Bowl where West Virginia lost to Notre Dame, 34-21, in the National Championship game.
Steve resides in Lubbock with his wife, Leslie, three sons, Michael, Daniel and Nasir, and mother, Ella Grant.