Darryl Grant

Darryl Grant
Darryl Grant
Defensive tackle
Jersey #(s)
77, 97
Born November 22, 1959 (1959-11-22) (age 51)
San Antonio, Texas
Career information
Year(s) 19811991
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
  • N/A

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.[1]

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).

Career highlights

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.


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