This is a 2021 photo of Richie Grant of the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team.  This image reflects the Atlanta Falcons active roster as of May 12, 2021 when this image was taken.  (AP Photo)

Richie Grant

SAF

#27

Experience: R

Height: 6-0

Age: 23

Weight: 200 lbs

College: UCF

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Biography

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  • Played four seasons (2017-20) at the University of Central Florida after redshirting his freshman year in 2016.
  • Tallied 291 total tackles, 29 pass breakups, 10 interceptions, 11.5 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles over four seasons, earning first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors for three consecutive years (2018-20).
  • Started eight of nine games at safety as a senior in 2020 and led the Knights in tackles (72), interceptions (three) and fumble recoveries (two), while adding 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two forced fumbles.
  • Earned first-team All-AAC honors and was a Jim Thorpe Award finalist as a redshirt senior in 2020.
  • Finished with 78 total tackles, eight pass breakups, four tackles for loss, one interception and one forced fumble in 13 games (12 starts) as a junior in 2019 and earned first-team All-AAC honors for a second-consecutive season.
  • Started all 13 games at safety as a sophomore in 2018 and led the Knights in total tackles (109) and interceptions (six) earned first-team All-AAC honors.
  • Led the American Athletic Conference and ranked third in the nation with six interceptions as a sophomore.
  • Appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2017, recording 32 total tackles 925 solo), one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and two pass breakups.
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