Oregon State defensive back Jaydon Grant announces his return for 2022
Jaydon Grant wants one more season in Corvallis.
The defensive back announced on Twitter Sunday he plans to return for his final season of eligibility with the program.
— Jaydon Grant (@JaydonGrant) January 3, 2022
“The decision I made to come to Oregon State was the best decision I have ever made in my life,” he wrote. “In my time here, I have grown tremendously as a football player, but more importantly as a man. It has been a privilege to be a part of this team, and I love representing not only the program but the university as well. After a lot of conversations with my family, support system, and God, I have decided that I will use my last remaining year of eligibility to come back to Oregon State and chase a Pac-12 Championship with my brothers.”
Grant arrived at Oregon State in 2016, but lengthy injury absences kept him off the field for all but three games during his first two seasons. Because of that, he was granted a normal redshirt year and then a medical redshirt. In 2018, he got onto the field for 10 games and tallied 16 tackles. In 2019, he made nine starts in 12 appearances, recording 40 tackles, three pass breakups, 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble. In 2020, he again appeared in every game, earning starts each time out and totaling 29 tackles with two pass breakups and two interceptions. That season earned him an honorable mention spot on the All-Pac-12 team.
His 2021 campaign turned out to be his most productive yet. Grant finished third on the team with 71 tackles, adding three TFLs, six pass breakups, two interceptions, and a pair of forced fumbles.
The 2022 campaign will be his seventh and final season.