December 2, 2008 - Granger on Bennett, D-Linemen
October 28, 2008 - DeMarcus Granger on D-Line
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Did not see any regular season action while recovering from back surgery at the end of the 2008 season ... returned to the defensive tackle rotation in the Sun Bowl vs. Stanford and assisted on three tackles.
Played in 11 games, missing two after a foot injury suffered against Washington, and the national title game after undergoing back surgery ... part of a five-man defensive tackle rotation ... was third in the group with 20 tackles ... recovered fumbles against Washington and Kansas State.
All-Big 12 second team by the coaches and Rivals and honorable mention by the Associated Press ... third on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss ... tied career high with five tackles against Miami, Oklahoma State and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship ... had two or more tackles in 10 of 13 games played ... posted four tackles, two for loss, and a sack against Colorado ... registered four tackles, two for loss, three QB hurries and a pass deflection versus Iowa State.
Worked his way in to a steady rotation on the defensive interior ... season-high five tackles at Texas A&M.
Rated the No. 11 player in the country (ESPN.com), No. 1 DT in the country (ESPN.com), No. 6 overall (CollegeFootballNews.com), No. 2 DT overall (CollegeFootballNews.com), No. 11 player in the country (Rivals.com), No. 3 player in Texas (Rivals.com), No. 9 player in the country (Scout.com) and No. 5 player in Texas (Scout.com) ... named a Parade All-American ... 2004 U.S. Army High School All-American ... Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004 ... totaled 79 tackles, including 25 for loss, and 17 sacks as a senior ... also forced 11 fumbles ... recorded 68 tackles and 17 sacks his junior year ... named Class 4A all-state and the Dallas area Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... clocked at 5.2 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... bench presses 405 pounds and squats 550 pounds ... coached by Darryl Jordan.
Son of Debra Granger ... his mother manages a Mexican restaurant ... enjoys electronics and cars, particularly Mustangs ... cousin of Indiana Pacers player Danny Granger ... bench presses 430 ... multidisciplinary studies major.