Bakari Grant
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
Saint Elizabeth HS '05

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

Position:
WR

Major:
Design

2008: ALL-GREAT WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Started all 12 games as flanker... Caught 61 passes for 720 yards and 8 TDs... Ranked 5th in conference with 5.1 receptions per game... Reception total ranks 10th in Aggie single-season history... Most memorable TD was 39-yard Hail Mary pass from Greg Denham in 34-30 win over Northern Colorado, pulling in the game-winner despite being surrounded by four Bear defenders... Finished that game with 8-for-86 receiving numbers to earn team and conference Offensive Player of the Week merit... Only had one 100-yard receiving game (108 vs. San Jose State), but posted two 96-yard outings (Northeastern and San Diego)... Connected for team's season-long passing play of 59 yards in opening series vs. USD... Caught season-high 8 passes on three occasions: the opener vs. San Jose State (108 yards), at Northeastern (96 yards) and the comeback win over Northern Colorado (86 yards)... Pulled in 7 receptions for 82 yards and a pair of TDs vs. Southern Utah.

2007: ALL-GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Won team's T. PALMER MOODY AWARD as outstanding sophomore... Finished 2nd on team in all three receiving categories, totaling 47 catches for 621 yards and 5 touchdowns... Ranked 4th in GWFC in overall receptions, 5th in receptions per game... Played in all 11 games, starting final three after Conor Kirkpatrick went down with injury... Had three 100-yard games in season's second half, starting with 7-for-118 outing vs. Cal Poly... Later went 8-for-116 vs. Sacramento State then hit season-high marks of 9 catches and 180 yards against San Diego... Yardage total in season finale stands as program's best single-game mark since Tony Kays went for 212 vs. Cal Poly in 2005... Longest reception was 49-yarder that set Aggies up on the USD 6-yard line early in fourth quarter... Also carried ball twice for 43 yards, including 46-yard scamper vs. Southern Utah... First collegiate TD was 7-yarder from Tim Plough in 2nd quarter vs. Northeastern.

2006: Played in five games as a reserve... Caught one 12-yard pass for the year, from Tim Plough early in fourth quarter at Montana State.

2005: Redshirted... Selected as team's Scout Offensive Player of the Week after South Dakota State game.

ST. ELIZABETH HS '05: Four-sport standout, lettering in football, basketball, volleyball and track & field... Twice earned All-Bay Shore Athletic League honors as a quarterback, including MVP as a senior... Won BSAL triple jump title in track, posting best leap of 42 feet, 1 inch... Added all-league and team MVP recognition in volleyball... Four-year CIF Scholar-Athlete.

PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif.... Majoring in design... Parents are Robert & Evangeline Grant... Older brother, Robert, played for Hawai'i and later was a member of the Ottawa Renegades of the CFL.