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25  Ahmad Grigsby Jr.
Ahmad Grigsby Jr.

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Paramount

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188

Position:
Cornerback

Experience:
1L

Previos College:
El Camino College


His return to the field was a happy event of spring practice ... Was detected with a blood clot in midseason 2007 and had to miss the remainder of the season while being treated ... Came to UK as a junior college transfer, redshirted the 2006 season because of a wrist injury ... Has appeared in three career games.

2007 (Junior): Played in three games ... Earned his first UK game action in the Eastern Kentucky game ... Made three stops against the Colonels ... Tallied two tackles and a pass breakup against Louisville.

2006 (Junior): Redshirted after suffering an injury during preseason practice ... Coaches were impressed with playmaking ability before injury occurred.

Junior College: Speedy defensive back ... Played two seasons at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. ... As a sophomore, totaled 44 tackles, three pass breakups, one interception, two quarterback sacks, and two other tackles for loss ... Named honorable-mention all-conference and won his team's academic award ... Helped team to an 11-1 record and the final four of the Southern California junior-college playoffs ... Mission Conference champion ... Team also reached the juco state playoffs his freshman year with an 8-3 record ... Played wide receiver and defensive back his freshman season before settling in at cornerback as a soph ... Coached by John Featherstone ... "Ahmad has real upside," Featherstone said. "He's a hard worker, with great speed, who breaks on the ball well. His best days are ahead of him." ... Won his team's academic award ... Picked Kentucky over Marshall, Tulsa, Nevada-Las Vegas, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington State.

High School: Played one season at Paramount (Calif.) HS ... Coached by Art Tavizon ... A relative latecomer to football, he participated in track and basketball before going out for football during his senior year ... Track events included the 100- and 200-meter dash, long jump, triple jump, and the 4x100-meter relay ... Member of several student organizations.

Personal: Born in Chicago, Ill. ... Son of Bernice Grigsby and Ahmad Grigsby ... Major is social work.

Community Cats: Participated in an event at Johnson Elementary School (2006).

Grigsby Career Statistics
Year	Position	G-GS	Tackles	Int-Yds.	TFL-Yds.	FC	FR	PBU
2007	Cornerback	3-0	7	0	0	0	0	1
2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium