Grigsby after 2012 Military Bowl
|Born:||October 2, 1991|
Los Angeles, California
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school:||Crenshaw (Los Angeles, California)|
|College:||San Jose State|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
Noel Keith Grigsby Jr. (born October 2, 1991) is an American football wide receiver. Grigsby played college football for the San Jose State Spartans. He set school records for career receptions and career receiving yards.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Grigsby graduated from Crenshaw High School of the South Central region of Los Angeles in 2009. He was a wide receiver and defensive back in football and lettered also in basketball and track. San Jose State University, the University of Hawaii, and New Mexico State University offered Grigsby scholarships, and Arizona State University, Oregon State University, and UCLA also expressed interest. Grigsby committed with San Jose State on February 4, 2009.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Los Angeles, CA||Crenshaw HS||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||Feb 4, 2009|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 320 (WR), 92 (school) Rivals: 87 (school)|
In 2010, Grigsby had 56 receptions, 822 receiving yards, and 4 touchdowns. He was the first freshman in school history to garner 700 or more receiving yards in a season. On November 13, he had a season-high 185 receiving yards against Utah State. Grigsby made the Phil Steele Freshman All-American second team.
Grigsby had 89 catches, 886 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns in 2011. His 89 catches ranked second in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and was a San Jose State record for a single season; by late October, Grigsby was the leading pass receiver in the WAC. In San Jose State's season finale, a 27-24 win over rival Fresno State, Grigsby made an 18-yard touchdown reception giving San Jose State a 27-17 lead following the extra point. Grigsby ended the season on the all-WAC second team.
In 2012, Grigsby had 82 receptions, 1,307 receiving yards, and 9 touchdowns. He ranked second in the WAC in receptions and receiving yards and ranked tenth in the NCAA in receiving yards. He also set San Jose State records for most catches and receiving yards in a career. Grigsby had a season-high 181 receiving yards against Utah State on October 13; his 20-yard touchdown reception with 24 seconds left before halftime capped 17 unanswered points from San Jose State to bring the team to a 28-20 deficit before halftime; San Jose State lost 49-27 to Utah State. He had 134 receiving yards against Bowling Green in the 2012 Military Bowl. In the WAC's final season sponsoring football before San Jose State moved to the Mountain West Conference, Grigsby made the All-WAC first team.
As a senior in 2013, Grigsby played only the first two games of the season and was sidelined the rest of the season due to knee surgery. He had 10 receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns and returned two punts for 16 yards. Grigsby graduated from San Jose State in December 2013 with a degree in communication studies.
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in
|4.69 s||1.65 s||2.65 s||4.34 s||7.00 s||37 1⁄2 in
|10 ft 1 in
|All measurements are from 2014 Pro Day at San Jose State.|
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