Ohio State Overview:Curtis Grant, a physically imposing young man, is a true senior and one of the most experienced players on Ohio State's defense with 30 games played and 13 starts ... he has worked long and hard at his game and his efforts paid off with starting assignments in 12 games in 2013 ... he enters his senior campaign with 62 career tackles and four tackles-for-loss ... he is majoring in sociology. 2013 Season: Grant was slowed late in the season with ankle and back issues, but the junior managed to play in 12 of the team's 14 games with 12 starts ... after starting in the first nine games of the season, he missed a start at Illinois, but he was in the starting lineup the next two games vs. Indiana and Michigan, and again vs. Michigan State the next week in the Big Ten championship game ... Grant had 52 tackles with four tackles-for-loss, including 2.5 sacks, on the season ... he recorded career highs with 10 tackles and six solo tackles in the win over Northwestern ... the following week his father, Curtis R. Grant, passed away after an illness ... after taking some time off that coincided with a team "off" week, Grant came back for Ohio State's next game vs. Iowa and recorded eight tackles.
2012 Season: Grant started the first three games of the season and came off the bench in five of the team's final nine games ... he recorded a then-personal best of three tackles against both Miami and Central Florida.
2011 Season: Grant was considered the top-rated prospect in the Ohio State Class of 2011 recruits, and he played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2011, mostly on special teams, and recorded two tackles ... he had a huge special teams play in the 33-29 win over Wisconsin: recovering a blocked punt by Ryan Shazier at the 1 that set up a Jordan Hall touchdown.
More on Curtis: Grant was a three-year all-Richmond metro defender while playing for coach Patrick Kane at Hermitage H.S. ... he totalled 134 tackles, 15 TFL and six sacks as a senior and was named to the prestigious Parade All-America and USA Today all-USA teams ... he was the leading tackler for the East in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Curits is the son of Gloria Grant and the late Curtis R. Grant.