- Darryl Grant
Darryl Grant Position(s)
Born November 22, 1959
San Antonio, Texas
Career information Year(s) 1981–1991 NFL Draft 1981 / Round: 9 / Pick: 231 College Rice Professional teams Career stats Sacks 27.0 Interceptions 2 Touchdowns 1 Stats at NFL.com Career highlights and awards
Darryl Baris Grant (born November 22, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for eleven seasons for the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played college football at Rice University.
Grant was drafted by the Redskins in the ninth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. The Redskins decided to turn him into a defensive lineman, even though he played offensive guard in college. After using his 1981 rookie year to adjust to the rigors of playing defensive tackle in the NFL, Grant joined the defensive line rotation starting in 1982.
Grant went on to become a fixture on Joe Gibbs' Redskins teams in the 1980s. At times paired alongside other Redskins defensive line standouts such as Dave Butz, Dexter Manley and Charles Mann, Grant was one of the contributors during a period (his Redskins career 1981-1990) that saw the Redskins make the playoffs six times, including three trips to the Super Bowl (two wins) and four conference championship appearances (three wins).
In the 1982 NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys, one of the memorable moments from the 31-17 win was Grant's ten-yard interception return for a touchdown. He high-stepped his way into the end zone for the score.
Grant went on to play in 141 games for the Redskins from 1981–90, finishing with 27 sacks and two interceptions. His best season was 1984 when he recorded a career-high eight sacks.
Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXII Champions
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh | 10 Jay Schroeder | 11 Mark Rypien | 12 Steve Cox | 17 Doug Williams (MVP) | 23 Todd Bowles | 24 Kelvin Bryant | 28 Darrell Green | 29 Reggie Branch | 30 Anthony Allen | 31 Clarence Vaughn | 32 Vernon Dean | 34 Brian Davis | 35 Keith Griffin | 36 Timmy Smith | 38 George Rogers | 40 Alvin Walton | 41 Tim Morrison | 45 Barry Wilburn | 46 Dennis Woodberry | 50 Ravin Caldwell | 51 Monte Coleman | 52 Neal Olkewicz | 53 Jeff Bostic | 54 Kurt Gouveia | 55 Mel Kaufman | 57 Rich Milot | 58 David Jones | 61 Rick Kehr | 63 Raleigh McKenzie | 64 Steve Hamilton | 65 Dave Butz | 66 Joe Jacoby | 67 Kit Lathrop | 68 Russ Grimm | 69 R. C. Thielemann | 71 Charles Mann | 72 Dexter Manley | 73 Mark May | 74 Markus Koch | 77 Darryl Grant | 78 Dean Hamel | 80 Eric Yarber | 81 Art Monk | 82 Anthony Jones | 83 Ricky Sanders | 84 Gary Clark | 85 Don Warren | 86 Clint Didier | 87 Terry Orr | 88 Joe Caravello | 89 Clarence Verdin
Head Coach: Joe Gibbs
Coaches: Chuck Banker | Don Breaux | Joe Bugel | Joe Diange | Dan Henning | Bill Hickman | Paul Lanham | Larry Peccatiello | Richie Petitbon | Jerry Rhome | Dan Riley | Warren Simmons | Charley Taylor | Emmitt Thomas | LaVern Torgeson
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