Rutgers WR Janarion Grant Ready for Spotlight, Wants Penn State to Kick to Him

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Electric Rutgers return man Janarion Grant hopes that Penn State answers his challenge Saturday in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions could easily kick away from Grant, who wants another chance to light it up after his stellar Washington State showing.

You know you're big time in modern athletics when the parody accounts surface on social media. For Rutgers do-everything junior Janarion Grant that moment came after his record-setting night against Washington State in a 37-34 loss.

Part of Grant's Florida charm comes in his blond-tipped dreadlocks, and a fan took notice with a parody account. Grant does not use Twitter himself, but he's all for it.

"I was surprised about it," Grant said Monday. "I don't even have a Twitter, but I've seen it. It's kind of hilareous though."

Grant earned Rutgers its first conference honor of the season as the Big Ten's Special Teams Player of the week. His 337 total yards are a school record when he passed Terrell Willis. Grant returned both a kick and a punt for a touchdown, which has not happened in the Big Ten for 17 seasons.

Grant faces a new problem after Saturday, however. After such an explosive performance in a game where the offense struggled, will Penn State kick his way?

"I am my own worst enemy," Grant said. "You know, I can only defeat myself, can't nobody else defeat me. I'm a small guy, but I have a big heart. ...  They could [kick away] now that this past game we had in special teams came out and performed great. I've been hearing that I might not have a chance at all now, but I'm hoping I do."


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