Grayson leads the way with 153 yards and two touchdowns
Rams conclude second year of spring football under Head Coach Jim McElwain
McElwain pleased with light practice
McElwain won't name starter during spring camp
Rams enter final week of spring ball
Photos from Dan Byers of CSU's spring game played on Saturday, April 20, 2013
Photos from 4-13-13 practice at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. (Photos by Don Reichert)
Photos from the Rams first spring scrimmage on Saturday April 6, 2013.
Photos from Friday's spring practice as they prepare for Saturday's public scrimmage.
Pictures from Saturday's spring practice (Photos taken by Stu Buchanan)
Career Division I games played/started: 10/8 (6/5 in 2012; 4/3 in 2011).
2012 (Sophomore): Head Coach Jim McElwain named Grayson the starter at the end of fall camp but due to an injury at Air Force (Sept. 29), did not end the season as the starting quarterback. In six games threw for 946 yards and seven TDs.
2011 (Freshman): A grayshirt, enrolled in January 2011 and began practice with the Rams in the spring...Wound up playing in four games as a true freshman, with three starts - all over the final third of the season...Connected on 55.8 percent of his passes (43-for-77) with two touchdowns and six interceptions...Did his most damage on the ground, with 193 yards on 47 carries (4.1 avg.) and one TD...The No. 22-ranked all-purpose quarterback in the nation and No. 17 overall prospect from the state of Washington (Rivals.com), showed remarkable poise in making his college debut in windy, 18-15 loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12)...Replaced injured starter Pete Thomas (knee) to begin the second series of the second quarter, with the Rams trailing 15-7, and on his first snap, completed a 5-yard pass over the middle to T.J. Borcky; after Chris Nwoke's 67-yard run on the next play, scrambled up the middle and fumbled on the carry to end the drive...Overcame another turnover on his second drive, a tipped interception, to rally the Rams on a dramatic, 14-play, 71-yard drive to tie the game, 15-15, in the fourth quarter; completed 3-of-4 passes on the march, and picked up 7 yards on three carries, including consecutive carries to end the possession, a 4-yard run to convert a third-down, and a 1-yard sneak to make the score 15-13...Then, on the ensuing two-point attempt, dropped back to pass, then found a hole in the middle and dove into the end zone for the game-tying tallies...One week later, made first career start, at No. 19 TCU (Nov. 19), which had upset then-No. 5 Boise State the week before, and played remarkably well, considering he was the 17th true freshman in the nation to start at QB in 2011...On a designed rollout on his first snap of TCU contest, found Matt Yemm for 34 yards to pierce Frogs territory, en route to connecting on nine of his first 11 passes; then, late in the third quarter, eluded a blitz and used exceptional vision to spot a wide-open Raymond Carter for a 66-yard score, the first TD pass of his career...Also in Frogs contest became the first CSU quarterback without a sack in 23 games, while rushing for five first downs and 53 yards on eight carries...One week later in loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), guided the Rams on a game-opening, 87-yard TD drive, matching the team's longest in terms of yards in 2011, capping the march with a 4-yard strike to Byron Steele to give CSU a 7-0 lead...In season finale vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), led the Rams on a pair of second-half TD drives to erase a 14-6 deficit and, with 91 rushing yards, nearly became the first CSU QB since Bradlee Van Pelt in 2003 with a 100-yard rushing game...In Cowboys contest, had carries of 20, 15, 14 and 16 yards; also converted key first downs with his legs on each second-half TD drive, extending the first with a pass to T.J. Borcky on fourth-and-4.
High School: A grayshirt, enrolled in January 2011 and began practice with the Rams in the spring...The No. 22-ranked all-purpose quarterback in the nation and No. 17 overall prospect from the state of Washington (Rivals.com)...Appeared three times as both the first-team quarterback in his conference and the first-team quarterback in his region, at Heritage High School in Vancouver, Wash., just across the Oregon border from Portland...Broke most of Washington's Class 4A state passing records, and had the nation's highest completion percentage as a senior, 73.2 percent...Topped 10,000 yards in total offense during his prep career...Garnered consecutive Greater St. Helens League MVP honors, in 2008 and '09...A three-year starting quarterback and three-year letterwinner, also played free safety, cornerback and wide receiver, and served two seasons as a team captain...Guided the Timberwolves to three straight Class 4A playoff berths and a GSHL championship in 2008...His conference's Player of the Year in 2009, completed 73.2 percent of his passes (238-for-325), for 2,720 yards, with 18 TD and only five INT...Also as a senior, averaged 8.2 yards on 117 carries (958 yards), with nine TDs, and caught two passes for 22 yards and a 20-yard TD...Among his top games in 2009, led the Timberwolves to a critical 30-29 conference win over Kelso with 361 yards, among national leaders that weekend, on 32-of-41 passing, with three TDs...Three of his team's losses as a senior were by a combined 12 points...As a junior, received his first GSHL MVP and guided HHS to a league title by throwing for 3,129 yards, connecting on 69.2 percent of his passes (236-for-341), with 18 TD and 11 INT...Also in 2008, had 541 yards on 75 carries (7.2 avg.), with three TDs...Threw to a Division I receiver and was protected by a Division I offensive lineman in 2008...Went 7-3 in his first year as a starter, 2007, completing 72.9 percent of his passes (186-for-255) with 23 TDs and eight INTs, in addition to 318 yards on 38 carries (8.4 avg.), with three TDs...Also played basketball (three letters), serving as a team captain and averaging 6.7 points per game, and ran track (four), winning district titles in both the 300- and 110-meter hurdles...Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds...Earned academic all-conference honors in all three sports, with a 3.1 GPA...Head football coach was Nate Becksted...Also recruited by Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee, Louisville, Miami (Ohio), Idaho State and Eastern Washington.
Personal: Given name Garrett Bradley Grayson...Nicknamed G-Man...Born May 29, 1991, in Vancouver, Wash. ...Parents are Brad and Jody Grayson...Has an older sister...Uncle, Danny Grayson, was an All-American linebacker at Washington State, selected in the seventh round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers...Took part in a goodwill party at Respite Care of Fort Collins, working with disabled youngsters, in February 2011...Invested time in kids' lives at the Fort Collins Boys & Girls Club prior to the 2011 season...Majoring in communication studies at Colorado State...Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.