Grant Earns All-Star Honors in Canadian Football League

Montreal Alouettes Byron Parker tackles Hamilton Tiger-Cats Bakari Grant during 2nd half CFL action in Montreal, Quebec. (CFL PHOTO - PETER MCCABE)

Nov. 8, 2013

TORONTO - Former UC Davis wide receiver Bakari Grant, probably best known to Aggie fans for his last-play touchdown catch in 2008 that beat Northern Colorado, is making a name for himself on the professional stage by being named an East Division All-Star in the Canadian Football League as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Grant was named to the all-star squad after catching 69 passes for 947 yards and two touchdowns for Hamilton which will play in the Eastern Semifinal on Sunday against the Montreal Alouettes. He currently ranks eighth in the CFL in receptions and 10th in yardage.

Grant is in his third year with Hamilton and also the CFL and has 149 career receptions for 1,930 yards and nine touchdowns. He enjoyed an impressive career with UC Davis from 2006-09, catching 154 passes for 1,937 yards and 18 touchdowns, earning All-Great West Conference honors along the way.

Grant's most notable moment, however, came on Oct. 4, 2008 when he leapt between four Northern Colorado defenders for a 38-yard touchdown reception from Greg Denham a UC Davis won, 34-30. He finished that game with eight catches for 86 yards, none bigger than his last-second touchdown.

Hamilton's game on Sunday begins at 10 a.m. (Pacific).