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Kevin Grady 24
Kevin Grady

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
East Grand Rapids

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 230

Position:
RB


At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... played in 44 career games ... made two starts at tailback and two at fullback ... carried the ball 200 times for 783 yards (3.9 avg.) and scored 10 rushing touchdowns during career ... added 20 receptions for 150 yards (7.5 avg.) in career ... switched from jersey #3 to #24 prior to 2007 spring drills ... named 2006 John F. Maulbetsch Award recipient as the freshman football candidate after spring practice on the basis of desire, character, capacity for leadership and future success both on and off the gridiron ... graduated from high school early to attend 2005 Rose Bowl against Texas and participate in spring drills.

Fifth-Year Senior (2009) ... earned fourth varsity letter ... appeared at fullback and on kickoff return unit in all 12 games ... started two games at fullback ... had 10 carries for 80 yards (8.0 avg.) and scored one touchdown ... caught five passes for 29 yards ... played fullback vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), rushing for seven yards on two carries ... appeared at fullback and on special teams vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) and Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... made two receptions for 18 yards at fullback vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... returned a squib kick for 14 yards against the Hoosiers ... played fullback and special teams at Michigan State (Oct. 3) and Iowa (Oct. 10) ... had a four-yard reception against the Hawkeyes and was a key blocker in the run game ... rushed eight times for a season-high 73 yards and scored his 10th career touchdown against Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... his touchdown came on a bruising, seven-yard carry late in the second quarter against the Hornets ... made first start of the season at fullback and lined up at running back vs. DSU ... saw game action at fullback and on kick return unit against Penn State (Oct. 24), Illinois (Oct. 31), Purdue (Nov. 7) and Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... started at fullback vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21), catching two passes for seven yards.

Junior (2008) ... earned third varsity letter ... played in 11 games ... suspended from the opener against Utah (Aug. 30) ... made season debut vs. Miami (Sept. 6), rushing three times for six yards ... carried four times for four yards at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... scored first touchdown of the season on a seven-yard scamper against the Irish ... carried five times for 17 yards vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... suffered injury on initial kickoff and did not return vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... carried twice for six yards vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... played at running back and on special teams at Penn State (Oct. 18) and against Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... participated on kick return unit at Purdue (Nov. 1) and Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... played special teams vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... participated on kickoff return unit at Ohio State (Nov. 22).

Junior (2007) ... missed entire season due to knee injury sustained during spring drills.

Sophomore (2006) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in 10 games at tailback ... fourth-leading rusher with 55 carries for 187 yards (3.4 avg.) and three rushing touchdowns ... rushed five times for 30 yards and one TD vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 2) ... scored team's first points of the season on a 19-yard run against the Commodores ... eclipsed 500 career rushing yards in the Vanderbilt game ... gained 46 yards on 12 carries against Central Michigan (Sept. 9) and scored on a three-yard TD run ... rushed six times for 13 yards at Notre Dame (Sept. 23) ... had four carries for 13 yards vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 30) ... matched season high with 12 carries for 51 yards vs. Michigan State (Oct. 7) ... had a one-yard carry at Penn State (Oct. 14) ... played tailback against Iowa (Oct. 21) ... carried the ball seven times for 23 yards and added an eight-yard reception vs. Northwestern (Oct. 28) ... missed Ball State (Nov. 4) and Indiana (Nov. 11) games due to injury ... traveled but did not see game action at Ohio State (Nov. 18) ... played tailback vs. Southern California in the Rose Bowl (Jan. 1).

Freshman (2005) ... earned first varsity letter ... one of six true freshmen to see game action ... played in 11 games and made two starts at tailback ... second on the team in rushing with 121 carries for 483 yards (4.0 avg.) ... led team with five rushing touchdowns ... caught 14 passes for 113 yards (8.1 avg.) ... rushed nine times for 42 yards and added a 16-yard reception vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 3) ... scored first career touchdown on a one-yard run against the Huskies with 27 seconds remaining in the first half ... led team in rushing with 18 carries for 79 yards vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10), including a 23-yard career long run ... rushed eight times for 30 yards against Eastern Michigan (Sept. 17) ... gained 80 offensive yards at Wisconsin (Sept. 24), catching two passes for 27 yards and rushing 15 times for 53 yards ... rushed three times for six yards at Michigan State (Oct. 1) ... did not see game action vs. Minnesota (Oct. 8) ... carried the ball five times for 25 yards vs. Penn State (Oct. 15) ... led team in rushing with 18 carries for 62 yards and added one reception at Iowa (Oct. 22) ... made first career start and carried the ball a career-best 20 times for 64 yards and scored on a one-yard run at Northwestern (Oct. 29) ... added two catches for 19 yards against the Wildcats ... gained a career-best 114 offensive yards vs. Indiana (Nov. 12), rushing 14 times for a career-high 94 yards and caught a career-best four passes for 20 yards ... scored a season-best two rushing touchdowns against the Hoosiers, including a 32-yard scamper that was the longest TD run for the Wolverines this season ... carried six times for 11 yards and caught two passes for seven yards against Ohio State (Nov. 19) ... scored lone rushing TD against the Buckeyes on a two-yard run in the third quarter ... rushed five times for 17 yards against Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl (Dec. 28), his first bowl appearance.

Prep ... attended East Grand Rapids High School (2005) coached by Peter Stuursma ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and bench pressed 370 pounds ... four-year varsity starter at running back ... led team to Michigan Division III state championship as a sophomore and junior ... Key Statistics... holds state of Michigan career records for carries (1,154), rushing yards (8,431), touchdowns (151), scoring (924) and consecutive 100-yard rushing games (24) ... set Michigan High School Athletic Association championship game records, gaining 239 rushing yards against Allen Park in 2003 and scoring 24 points vs. DeWitt in 2002 ... surpassed 2,000-yard rushing barrier final three seasons ... carried the ball 298 times for 2,365 yards and scored 34 touchdowns as a senior ... rushed for 2,507 yards on 332 carries and scored 43 touchdowns junior year ... carried the pigskin 295 times for 2,097 yards and scored 43 TDs as a sophomore ... gained 1,462 rushing yards on 229 attempts and scored 31 times ... became first freshman to make Grand Rapids Press Dream Team ... Honors and Rankings... three-time All-State first team honoree and honorable mention selection as a freshman ... All-USA second team running back by USA Today... Gatorade Player of the Year in Michigan as a senior ... Parade Magazine second team All-American senior year ... member of The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Grand Rapids Press Dream Team final three years ... Michigan Class B Player of the Year and 2005 West Michigan Male High School Athlete of the Year ... SuperPrep Magazine Midwest Offensive Player of the Year ... SuperPrep All-American and fifth-best player in Midwest ... listed as five-star prospect, fourth-best running back nationally and No. 22 overall player in the country according to Rivals.com ... top rated player in Michigan by Rivals.com and The Detroit News... rated 18th-best player nationally by Collegefootballnews.com ... selected as No. 2 player in Michigan and the fifth-best player on the "Best of the Midwest" list by Detroit Free Press... seventh-best prospect overall and No. 3 running back nationally according to Tom Lemming ... named sixth-best running back prospect by Student Sports Hot 100 recruits ... 2003 EA Sports National Junior of the Year and Rivals.com Junior All-American.

Personal ... Kevin Lee Grady was born June 24, 1986 ... enrolled at Michigan in January and was able to participate in both Rose Bowl and spring practices ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... general studies major.


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