#92 Grant Blankenship
BLANKENSHIP’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3, vs. Syracuse, Sept. 27, 2014 (3-0)
Sacks: 1.0, at USC, Nov. 29, 2014 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, at USC, Nov. 29, 2014 (1-0)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 11 of 13 games … did not see the field vs. Navy(Nov. 1) or LSU (Dec. 30) … one of five true freshmen (Nyles Morgan, Drue Tranquill, AndrewTrumbetti and Greer Martini) to register at least 10 tackles … one of six true freshmen(Morgan, Tranquill, Trumbetti, Martini and Daniel Cage) on defense who played in at least 11games … provided solid assistance on the defensive line … served as the second defensivelineman behind Isaac Rochell … one of 10 Irish freshmen who made his career debut in theseason-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) … registered two tackles against the Owls …picked up an assisted tackle in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) … played in the victory overPurdue but did not register any statistics (Sept. 13) … collected a career-high three tackles,all solo stops, in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) … played critical snaps on thedefensive line in the victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) … contributed a pair of assistedtackles in the win over North Carolina (Oct. 11) … recorded a solo tackle at No. 2 Florida State(Oct. 18) … saw action in a reserve role at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) but did not recordany statistics … picked up an assisted tackle against Northwestern (Nov. 15) … did not registera tackle but played against Louisville (Nov. 22) … saw significantly more snaps vs. USC(Nov. 29) with both Sheldon Day and Jarron Jones unavailable due to injuries … made a pairof solo stops against the Trojans and collected his first career sack and tackle for loss.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 91st player nationally by Scout.com …Texas District 9-4A defensive MVP for 2013 … one of 17 defensive linemen, and 31st playeroverall, on Dallas Morning News rating of top 100 area players … 49th best player in Texasby 247Sports … one of 16 defensive linemen on Waco Tribune Top 100 list of Texas players… played defensive line at The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas … helped The Colonyto 8-3 mark in 2013, while making 53 tackles, 34 of them solo efforts, 12 tackles for loss, twohurries and one forced fumble … also caught five passes for 156 yards and two TDs … as ajunior in 2012, made 78 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, plus 10 sacks, one hurry, two passesdefended and one caused fumble … received Associated Press Texas Class 4A honorablemention all-state recognition in 2012 … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.
Blankenship’s Career Statistics