Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#78 Adam Grant
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 325
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.
High School: Puyallup HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Arizona: 2L... Grant will likely switch to left tackle in his final year... Was granted a retroactive medical hardship year from 2007...Second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2009, with 13 starts at right tackle... He was healthy in 2009 and it showed in some hugely consistent play as part of a unit that allowed only 13 sacks... 18-game starter after earlier hand and knee injuries slowed his start... Was listed at tight end when he arrived... He started the first five games in 2008 before a hand injury knocked him out as a starter, and then came on to play fill-in duty in two other games down the stretch... Was expected to push for a key role in 2007 and then missed out with a knee injury following his only appearance in the NAU game... Also missed his redshirt freshman year in 2006 while rehabilitating from knee surgery at the start of the year... Redshirted the 2005 season as a true freshman tight end... He was the lone prep tight end signed by the Cats in 2005, but coaches envisioned him at tackle... UA signed Grant from the same school as UA's 2002-03 quarterback starter Jason Johnson... Career: 20 games played, 18 starts...

High School: Puyallup, Wash., High School, 2005... SuperPrep All-Farwest, rated No. 12 on its Washington 23 list... PrepStar All-West... Prep history on the defensive line and was considered by some to have talent as an offensive lineman due to his frame... Washington AP all-state honorable mention tight end in his first year at the position in 2004, and played defensive end prior to that... Seattle Time first-team preseason DL pick, and a Times first-team all-state TE after the year... 14 catches for 185 yards on a run-oriented team; 39 tackles one INT and two sacks on defense... Nominated to U.S. Army All-American team... Starting center on basketball team... PrepStar All-West honors in 2004... Senior captain in football... Lettered in track...

Personal: Academic major is religious studies... Graduated in May 2009... Son of Steve and Helen Grant of Puyallup, about 10 miles southeast of Tacoma... Mom is an office assistant; father is retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers... Dad is Western Washington graduate... Older brothers Brian and Richard played football, with Brian active in Portland Arena League team at one time... Relatives Joseph and Jeff Kapheim were University of Wisconsin four-year track and hockey athletes, respectively... Active in teaching youth basketball and a church youth group member... Likes all sports... Full name Adam Lee Grant... Date of birth: May 2, 1986, in Tacoma, Wash.