Coaching staff is counting on him to be a leader of the defense in the 2002 season ... Has worked hard to make his senior season the best of his career, adding approximately 10 more pounds in the last year ... Enters fall drills as a starter at one end position ? Totals 7.5 quarterback sacks in his career ... Has a good nose for the football with four fumbles caused and four fumble recoveries during his career ... Studies an unusual major, interior design ... ?When people hear ?interior design,? they think ?decorating,? but that?s only about 15-20 percent of it,? Grigsby said. ?The majority of it is topics such as optimum use of space, renovation of areas, and both commercial and home applications.? Grigsby plans to go to graduate school in architecture ... Has played in 33 regular-season games, making six starts.
2001 (Junior): Although he played in all 11 games as a reserve, he still tied for second on the team with 2.5 quarterback sacks ? Notched sacks against Florida and Ole Miss and one-half sack against Louisville ? Totaled 15 tackles, including a season high of three against Florida ? Recovered a fumble at Georgia and caused a fumble against Ole Miss.
2000 (Sophomore): Played in every game at defensive end, starting six times ? Had 20 tackles ? Sacked the quarterback four times, ranking third on the team in that category ? Caused two fumbles against Mississippi State, both recovered by the Wildcats ? Totaled three caused fumbles and recovered two fumbles during the season.
1999 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games as a reserve defender ... Began the season as a linebacker, then moved to end ... Made three tackles ... Had a quarterback sack at Mississippi State ... Made one of the most important plays of the season at Vanderbilt ... Teamed with Dennis Johnson to pressure the quarterback, forcing an intentional grounding call in the end zone ... The play was ruled a safety, eventually providing the margin of victory in UK?s 19-17 victory that secured bowl eligibility for the Wildcats ... Recovered an onside kick at Georgia.
High School: First-team all-state linebacker as chosen by the Texas sportswriters ... Had an amazing total of 173 tackles his senior year at Judson HS in Converse, Tex. ... Also had eight quarterback sacks, an interception, four pass breakups, and caused four fumbles ... Earned first-team all-district and All-San Antonio honors ... Named the San Antonio area defensive player of the year by a local television station ... Team captain and defensive MVP who helped lead Judson to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish in the extremely tough Texas Class AAAAA (highest classification) ranks ... Three-year letterman and two-year starter who also helped Judson reach the state finals his sophomore year ... Second-team all-district his junior year when he started at defensive tackle ... Coached by D. W. Rutledge ... Teammate of fellow UK signee Nick Seitze ... Reunited with current Wildcat Ronnie Riley, who played at Judson ... Honorable mention all-district and all-city in basketball ... Graduated cum laude in the top 10 percent of his class ... Received a U. S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award ... Won two Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards from area media ... Member of the National Honor Society and his school?s science club ... Final selection of schools included Kentucky, Texas Tech, and Baylor before picking the Wildcats.
Personal: Full name is Otis Wayne Grigsby Jr. ... Born 11-19-80 in San Antonio ... Son of Otis Grigsby Sr. and Loretta Grigsby ... Major is interior design.
The Cats? Cause: Helped work the Micro City Government Youth Lock-In (1999-2000) ? Participated in Youth Volunteer Day at the UK Children?s Hospital (2000-01) ... Celebrity waiter at the Leukemia Luncheon (2001).
Grigsby Career Statistics Year Position G-GS Tackles TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. FR FC 1999 LB/DE 11-0 3 1-5 1-5 1 0 2000 Def. End 11-6 20 4.5-38 4-33 2 3 2001 Def. End 11-0 15 2.5-20 2.5-20 1 1 Totals 33-6 38 8-63 7.5-58 4 4