Janarion Grant Lights Up Stadium in Rutgers Loss

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Not to be lost in the disappointing 37-34 result against Washington State, Rutgers return man and receiver Janarion Grant set a record in his next step on the field.

Janarion Grant's record-setting nightt makes him the first Big Ten player 17 years with both a kick and punt return for a touchdown. His 337 total yards are a school record at Rutgers, and he almost gave the Scarlet Knights the spark needed to survive Washington State.

"It feels great that I achieved something," Grant said. "That’s what I’ve been wanting to do since I came here. Everybody’s been talking about it, but it finally happened. ... It’s real heartbreaking. You put your all into it, trying to your best for your teammates and putting your body out on the line and at the end we just didn’t come up with the W, but congrats to that team.”

Grant's stat breakdown includes 195 kick return yards, 65 in receiviing, 56 in punt return and 21 rushing yards. He's the first Rutgers player in the modern era with both a kick and punt return score in the same game. His yardage record prviously belonged to Terrell Willis, who went for 326 in 1994.


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