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Rutgers Impact Return Man Janarion Grant Returns for Fifth-Year Senior Season

Rutgers returns to class and weights Tuesday with its best news of the month on the recruiting trail. After NFL Draft consideration, wide receiver Janarion Grant returned to the program for a fifth and final ride with Rutgers football.

The most electrifying man in Piscataway has unfinished business at Rutgers, where he plans to return for a fifth and final season that began today in the weight room.

Wide receiver Janarion Grant returns for the 2017 season instead of an early NFL declaration.

"I'm excited about what I have been able to accomplish so far, but I look forward to getting out there and competing with my teammates again," Grant said in a statement. "I thank coach [Chris] Ash and the staff as well as my family for their support through this process. Let's make this season special. Go Knights."

Grant, who broke his ankle in game four against Iowa, received a fifth year of eligibility through Big Ten appeal. Grant returned to Rutgers Tuesday after winter break in his home state.

The Pasco (Fla.) product became the focal point of the Rutgers offense with 348 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns before his injury in addition to his dynamic performances as a return man. Grant returns with a large list of accolades on special teams.

Grant is Rutgers' all-time leader in kick return yards. He tied an NCAA record in combined kick return touchdowns with multiple Big Teen weekly and annual honors in the return game.

The entire Rutgers team, albeit against increased competition, accounted for just 9.8 points per game in the eight straight losses that followed the injury.

Grant received primarily late-round and undrafted projections from NFL scouts and evaluation services.


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