Doran Grant has had a pretty eventful 2015.
The Ohio State senior got the year kick started by helping the Buckeyes defeat Alabama and Oregon to win the first-ever College Football Playoff national championship. Grant then joined his teammates in visiting the White House to celebrate their title. On Saturday, Grant's memorial year got even more eventful, as he was drafted by the Steelers with the 121st pick of the NFL Draft.
Here's some facts and stats about the Steelers newest defensive back, Doran Grant:
The Iron Man of the Silver Bullet Defense
Grant didn't miss a game during his time at Ohio State, playing in 13 games in 2011, 12 in '12, 14 in 2013 and in a record 15 games during the 2014 championship run. After being recruited by former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, Grant was apart of Urban Meyer's first three teams at Ohio State that went 36-3 and at one point won 24 straight games.
A sprinter, a basketball player, and a hockey player
While football became his niche, Grant played a multitude of sports during his adolescence. He was the 2010 Ohio State champion in the 100-meter outdoor hurdles and the 60-meter hurdles indoors. Doran was also a basketball letterman in high school and also contributed in age-group hockey.
Following in the footsteps of The King, LeBron James
Like NBA star LeBron James, Grant grew up in Akron, Ohio and attended James' high school, St. Vincent-St. Mary. Like James, Grant played basketball at St. V while also starring at wide receiver. Grant caught 88 passes for 1,115 yards and 25 touchdowns in high school while being named to the USA Today All-USA Team.
A house divided
While he starred for the Buckeyes, Grant's father Ted was a standout receiver for one of OSU's main rivals, Michigan State. While at MSU, Ted Grant set a Spartan record by averaging 5.62 receptions per game. He is still in the top-20 all time in MSU history in career receptions and receiving yards.
Familiarity with Ryan Shazier and Martavis Bryant
While spending three seasons playing alongside linebacker Ryan Shazier, the Steelers 2014 first round draft pick, Grant played against Steelers second year receiver Martavis Bryant in the 2014 Orange Bowl. Bryant got the best of Grant, Shazier and the Buckeyes that day, catching two touchdown passes at Clemson won, 40-35.
In helping OSU win their first-ever Big 10 Championship Game, Grant set a Big 10 championship game record with two interceptions in the Buckeyes' 59-0 rout over the Badgers.