PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers wide receiver and return specialist Janarion Grant will return for a fifth year in 2017. Grant sustained an injury against Iowa Sept. 24 and missed the remaining eight games of the season.
“Fifth year, here I come! I'm excited about what I have been able to accomplish so far, but I look forward to getting out there and competing with my teammates again,” Grant said. “I thank coach Ash and the staff as well as my family for their support through this process. Let's make this season special. Go Knights!”
Grant, who was in the midst of a record-breaking season in 2016, suffered an injury to his right leg in the second quarter against the Hawkeyes. In the first four games, he accounted for six total touchdowns, including a passing score. A three-time Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, Grant scored both a kick and punt return touchdown in 2016.
In 42 consecutive game appearances, Grant has amassed 270 rushing yards and 895 receiving. He is fourth all-time in the Rutgers record books with 4,251 all-purpose yards and first with 2,606 kickoff return yards. Grant is tied for first in NCAA FBS history with eight career combined kick return touchdowns (five kickoff, three punt).
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