Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention at linebacker by the league's coaches ... made the transition from defensive end to linebacker ... played in 10 of 13 games with starts at linebacker in all 10 of those contests except Texas Tech, Baylor and Kansas State ... missed the final three games of the season due to injury ... assisted on a tackle at Texas Tech (11/15) ... made two tackles against Baylor (11/8) ... recorded four tackles, including one tackle for loss, at Iowa State (11/1) ... made four tackles, including a season-high 2.0 sacks, against Kansas State (10/18) ... set career high with seven tackles and had 1.0 tackles for loss with 0.5 sacks against Texas (10/11) ... tied season high with five tackles, broke up a pass, forced a fumble and recovered another fumble at TCU (10/4) ... broke up two passes, forced a fumble, and recorded four tackles, including a sack, at West Virginia (9/20) ... recorded 1.5 tackles for loss, part of four-tackle day against Tennessee (9/13) ... returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown and posted a season-high five tackles at Tulsa (9/6) ... made first start of career at linebacker against Louisiana Tech (8/30) and posted three tackles and a pass breakup
In the Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (1/2), recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks, returned two fumbles 34 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown return, and broke up a pass ... assisted on a tackle at Oklahoma State (12/7) ... recorded 1.0 sack at Kansas State (11/23) ... started and finished with five tackles, including 0.5 sacks, against Iowa State (11/16) ... tied season high with six tackles and had 1.0 TFL at Baylor (11/7) ... recorded four tackles, including 0.5 TFL, and broke up a pass against Texas Tech (10/26) ... broke up a pass and made four tackles with 0.5 TFL at Kansas (10/19) ... intercepted the first pass of his career and returned it 54 yards for a touchdown against Texas (10/12), also had two tackles and 1.0 TFL ... recorded one tackle against TCU (10/5) ... started and had a season-high six tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss at Notre Dame (9/28) ... started and recorded two tackles and had 0.5 TFL vs. Tulsa (9/14) ... started and made three tackles with a pass breakup against West Virginia (9/7) ... made two tackles in first career start against ULM (8/31)
Played in 12 games ... made the switch from defensive end to tight end during the offseason ... eventually moved back to defensive end during the season and also saw duty as a short-yardage tight end.
Third-string defensive end saw action in five games ... had a total of five tackles including three vs. Ball State ... had a tackle for loss at Kansas State.
Redshirted after suffering preseason injury.
A four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... a three-star recruit by ESPN ... PrepStar All-American ... recorded 76 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hits, 7.5 sacks, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2009 ... AVCTL Defensive Player of the Year and first team AVCTL defensive end in 2009 ... all-Class, all-state Top 22 in 2009 ... first team 5A Defensive End in 2009.
No. 3 player in Kansas (Rivals.com)
No. 3 player in Kansas (Scout.com)
No. 13 defensive end (Rivals.com)
No. 27 defensive end (Scout.com)
No. 239 overall player (Rivals.com)
Son of Eugene and Erica Grissom ... majoring in African-American studies ... pronunciation: GEE-no.