OK, so, during the dragging, sweaty, uncomfortable months of summer, we flippantly mentioned that we would be profiling every player on the team. It will only be fun and worthwhile, we decided, if we were both informative AND funny. Well, it would be really fun if we were drunk the entire time, but that’s neither here nor there. Thus, for these ten weeks leading up to the UL game, we will have at least one profile a day. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed the idea of doing them, but not the actual task. Oh, and we see the egregious “that’s what she said” in the headline.
We’d also like to use this italicized space to apologize to the families of the players whose last names end in ‘A’ or ‘B’ because these early ones might suck a little.
Boring, Obligatory Vitals
Hometown–Long Beach, California (Paramount/El Camino College)
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Former Cat Otis Grigsby (no relation). Other than their last name, they also both played defense.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Picked UK over Marshall, Tulsa, UNLV, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Washington State
Something we made up about him: He IS related to Otis Grigsby.
Items of legitimate interest: Has had a relatively tough go at it because of the injury bug. Was diagnosed with a blood clot in the middle of 2007, and when he came to UK as a JUCO transfer, he had to sit out because of a wrist injury. Has played in three games so far, and had a pass breakup against the Cards.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Looks to be in a scrum for the second-string cornerback behind Paul Warford according to the pre-spring report. He will be battling the likes of Shomari Moore and EJ Adams. A tough gig, but the upside with this guy has yet to be seen.