CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 9, vs. Kansas State (2013)
Yards: 99, at Oklahoma (2013)
Touchdowns: 1 8x, vs. Baylor (2013)*
Longest Reception: 51, vs. Texas State (2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 185, at Oklahoma (2013)
Kickoff Returns: 3 2x, vs. Kansas State (2013)*
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
2013 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... made 19 kick returns 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)... has over 100 all-purpose yards in 4-of-7 games played this season... 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 returned two kickoffs for 58 yards (long 37) in home opener against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... made season debut with five catches for 38 yards receiving with one touchdown catch (4th career) in season opener at SMU (8/30).
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... a human science major at Texas Tech.