Grant trying to help

Samajie Grant caught the first pass of his career against UNLV. Read on for his reaction, how he is trying to help, and more.

Freshman wide receiver Samajie Grant finished with one catch against UNLV, but it was the first one of his career.

"I expected the ball because that's what we do, but it felt good," Grant said. "I didn't think I would be able to get yards after the catch like that, but when I got the ball I tried my hardest to get points on the board."

Arizona's passing game has struggled in the first two games of the season, but Grant says that he is not frustrated at this point.

"I'm not the type of person that needs the ball a lot," he said. "If you watch the game, you will notice that I am always running up and down the field and trying to block if I don't have the ball. I don't care about my own things right now. I just want to help my teammates."

Grant is going through a learning process each game, but the biggest thing he has been able to take away from the early season is the necessary effort level.

"The biggest thing I have learned is hustle," he said. "If you don't hustle, you don't have a good game. The first game we did not hustle out there like we should have. We had a lot of missed assignments and this game was a whole different game and it showed on the scoreboard."

The Wildcats' opponents have both gone to man coverage and Grant admits that it is an exciting strategy for a receiver.

"When they go man to man, honestly all I think is that I want to win," he said. "If I don't win, I want something to happen on the backside."

Grant expects a similar strategy this weekend and feels good about his knowledge of what UTSA will try to do defensively.

"It does cut down some routes like the deep ones," Grant said. "The way UTSA plays is that they cut down the deep routes, but the quick routes are there for sure."

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