UC Davis visits Wildcats on Saturday at 11 a.m. (Pacific) in Ogden, Utah
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UC Davis faces its third ranked team of the season and the first of two straight from Montana
2005: GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR... ALL-GWFC FIRST TEAM... NACDA I-AA ACADEMIC ALL-STAR... Started all 11 games... Would have ranked 8th nationally in completions/game (23.55), 14th in passing yards (261.18 pg) and 16th in total offense (273.3 ypg)... Completed 259 of 450 attempts for 2,873 yards, 13 touchdowns and 14 INTs... Finished with passing rating of 114.50... Also scored 6 rushing touchdowns, bringing career total to 11... Finished with 88 carries and 133 yards on the ground... Had four 300-yard passing games, including 373 at Stephen F. Austin... Opened year with 301 vs. New Hampshire, then sprung for 321 and season-best 3 TDs at Sacramento State... Amassed 307 passing yards vs. Cal Poly for his third triple-century game... Performance at SFA was first career 300-yard game in which he did not throw for a touchdown... Earned back-to-back GWFC Offensive Player of the Week awards for Stanford and Sac State games... Was 23-for-43 for 251 yards vs. Cardinal... Threw for just one TD in that upset, but it was one for the ages: hit Blaise Smith for the game-winner with eight seconds remaining... The 3-yarder to Smith capped an 11-play, 72-yard drive to win the game... Connected on 22 of 32 for 68.8 completion percentage in finale vs. Northern Colorado... Enjoyed a stretch of 87 passes without an interception, spanning Stanford and South Dakota State games... Longest play was 61-yarder to Tony Kays in Causeway Classic... Twice rushed for 2 TDs: at Sac State and at North Dakota State.
2004: ALL-GFWC FIRST TEAM... Started all 10 games, completing 184 of 302 passes for 2,512 yards and 17 TDs... Threw just 10 interceptions (3.3 pct.)... Finished 2nd in conference in passing yards (251.2 ypg), rating (142.8) and total offense (258.7 ypg)... Passing efficiency would have ranked 15th among I-AA leaders while total offense would have been 18th... Fired two 300-yard games: 311 (with 3 TDs) at Weber State, and career-best 393 at Cal Poly... Total vs. Mustangs is highest Aggie single-game total since J.T. O'Sullivan went for 415 in 2000 (also vs. Cal Poly)... Won GFWC Offensive Player of the Week honors in his first career start, completing 20 of 24 passes for 278 yards and 4 TDs in opener vs. South Dakota State... Rating in that game was 235.68, followed by 209.64 at Weber... Hit O.J. Swanigan for 84-yard score at WSU, 7th-longest in school history... Went 18-for-22 (81.8 pct.) against Sacramento State... Had two 50-yard rushing games: 55 vs. Stephen F. Austin, 53 at Cal Poly... Also ran for 5 TDs, most by a UC Davis QB since Khari Jones had 7 in 1992.
2003: Appeared in 4 games as a reserve quarterback... Completed 4 of 6 passes for 73 yards and a TD... Hit Blaise Smith for a 30-yard TD strike in first play of 4th quarter vs. Western Washington... Finished that game 3-for-3 with 30 yards. 2002: Attended UC San Diego.
PACIFIC GROVE HS '02: Enjoyed stellar career in football, basketball and baseball... Won All-Mission Trail Athletic League honors three times in football: twice at quarterback, once at safety... Led league in passing as a senior, earning All-Central Coast Section and MTAL Back of the Year honors... Team went 12-1 and captured league and CCS titles in 2001... Honored by National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame... Selected as team captain and MVP for freshman team, firing 22 passing TDs and running for 5 more... Batted .448 with 10 home runs during his senior season of baseball... Also set season (22) and career (75) stolen base records... Capture MTAL batting title and earned all-league accolades each season... Also a three-time All-MTAL honoree in basketball, serving as team captain each year... Also garnered team's MVP and Coaches' awards... Scored school-record 32 points in a game as a freshman... In all, was selected as 2002 Athlete of the Year for Monterey County and for KION-TV tri-county area... Posted 4.4 GPA and was selected as class valedictorian... Invited to National Youth Leaders conference in Washington, D.C.
PERSONAL: Born in Monterey, Calif.... Majoring in history... Parents are Gary & Candace Grant... Career highlight was capturing the CCS football title as a senior... Among best athletes he's faced is current teammate Luis Amaral.