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Grant Mason

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 195 | College: Michigan
 
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Overview

Battling for starting cornerback slot vacated by graduation of All-America Marlin Jackson … special teams contributor … earned first varsity letter in 2004 after playing in all 12 games … returned only career interception 25 yards for a touchdown against Iowa (Sept. 25, 2004) … transferred from Stanford after two seasons with the Cardinal (2001-02).

2004 Season

Earned first varsity letter … played in all 12 games and made one start in the secondary … saw special teams action in every game … contributed 20 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception with a 25-yard return for a touchdown … led team with 10 stops and one forced fumble on special teams units … second on the team with six kickoff returns for 177 yards (29.5 avg.) … returned one punt for 17 yards … made Michigan debut playing cornerback and on special teams units vs. Miami (Sept. 4), recording one tackle … handled one kickoff return for 10 yards at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) … saw action at cornerback and special teams vs. San Diego State (Sept. 18), recording a career-best six tackles … tallied three special teams stops against the Aztecs … registered four tackles, one PBU and returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown vs. Iowa (Sept. 25).Set a then Michigan single-game record with 136 kickoff return yards on three attempts at Indiana (Oct. 2), breaking the previous mark of 135 yards in a game set by Desmond Howard vs. Michigan State on Oct. 13, 1990 … returned a kickoff return 97 yards to open the second half against the Hoosiers … made one tackle at Indiana … played special teams vs. Minnesota (Oct. 9) … recorded one special teams tackle and forced one fumble at Illinois (Oct. 16) … made first career Wolverine start in dime package at Purdue (Oct. 23), recording one PBU from cornerback slot … recorded one stop vs. Michigan State (Oct. 30) … made three tackles and had two kickoff returns for 31 yards vs. Northwestern (Nov. 13) … tallied one tackle at Ohio State (Nov. 20) … saw action at cornerback and special teams, recording two tackles vs. Texas in the Rose Bowl (Jan. 1).AT SAN JOSE STATEReserve at the receiver positions as well as on punt and kickoff returns … tied for fourth on the team with 23 receptions for 154 yards … had six punt returns for 79 yards and a team-best 13.2 average … had five kickoff returns for 71 yards … caught a career-best five catches at Notre Dame … made two receptions for 42 yards against San Jose State, including a career-best 35-yard reception … had a 29-yard punt return against SJS as well … caught four passes and recorded a career-long 37-yard punt return at Arizona State to go along with two rushes for 19 yards … made four catches at USC … accounted for seven tackles on special teams units.

High School

Attended Orchard Lake St. Mary's (2001) coached by George Porritt … member of the National Honor Society … finalist for the 13th Annual March of Dimes National Athlete of the Year Award in 2000 … National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Key Statistics … recorded 24 interceptions in three years, including 11 as a senior … had 37 receptions for 710 yards and 10 touchdowns in his final season, and 38 receptions as a junior … also had eight interceptions as a junior … Honors and Rankings … earned High School All-American honors … named an All-American and the No. 11 defensive back in the Midwest by PrepStar Magazine.SuperPrep Magazine All-Regional Team selection … earned first team Division IV All-State, All-Catholic League and All-Oakland County honors after his senior season … selected Oakland County Defensive Player of the Year … named to the Detroit News All-State Dream Team and the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … rated No. 6 on the Detroit News? list of BlueChip players … earned first-team All-State honors from the Associated Press and the Detroit News as a junior … Other Sports … competed in basketball and track … All-League player in basketball following his junior season.

Personal

Grant Mason was born August 18, 1983 … enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts … general studies major.

 
 

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