Garrett Grayson

Garrett Grayson

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Grayson in 2015
No. 18New Orleans Saints
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-29) May 29, 1991
Place of birth: Vancouver, Washington
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Vancouver (WA) Heritage
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
  • MWC Offensive Player of The Year (2014)
  • First-team All-MWC (2014)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Garrett Bradley Grayson (born May 29, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft. He played college football at Colorado State.

Early years

Grayson attended Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington, where he was a three-sport standout in football, basketball and track.[1] In football, he was 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. He guided the Timberwolves to three straight Class 4A playoff berths and a GSHL championship in 2008. He broke most of Washington's Class 4A state passing records, and had the nation's highest completion percentage as a senior (73.2 percent), topping over 10,000 yards in total offense during his career. He garnered consecutive Greater St. Helens League MVP honors, in 2008 and 2009.

Also a standout track & field athlete, Grayson lettered all four years competing in sprinting, hurdling, jumping and relays events. His personal records include 110 hurdles (15.20 s) and 300 hurdles (40.57 s)[2] In sprints, he ran the 100-meter dash in 11.03 seconds [3] and the 200-meter dash in 24.00 seconds.[4] In addition, he also clocked a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 290 pounds, squatted 430 and had a 38-inch vertical jump.

Grayson was ranked by as a three-star recruit and the 22nd best dual-threat quarterback in his class. He was ranked the No. 17 overall prospect from the state of Washington.[5] He chose Colorado State over scholarship offers from Miami (OH), Eastern Washington and Idaho State.[6]

College career

As a true freshman at Colorado State University in 2011, Grayson started three of four games he played in. He completed 43 of his 77 pass attempts for 542 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions. Grayson entered his sophomore season in 2012 as the starter until he was injured in the team's fifth game against Air Force.[7] He appeared in only one game as a backup after that. Overall he appeared in six games, going 78 of 138 for 946 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Grayson started all 14 games as a junior in 2013. He finished the year with a school record 3,696 passing yards.[8][9] He also had 23 touchdowns. Grayson returned as a starter in 2014. In the game against Utah State, Grayson passed Kelly Stouffer to become Colorado State's all-time passing yards leader.[10]


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2011 Colorado State 43 77 55.8 542 7.0 2 6 108.0 47 193 4.1 1
2012 Colorado State 78 138 56.5 946 6.9 7 3 126.5 39 17 0.4 1
2013 Colorado State 297 478 62.1 3,696 7.7 23 11 138.4 69 119 1.7 2
2014 Colorado State 270 420 64.3 4,006 9.5 32 7 166.2 57 -46 -0.8 0
Career 688 1,113 61.8 9,190 8.3 64 27 145.3 212 283 1.3 4


Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 213 lb 4.75 s 1.62 s 2.75 s 4.35 s 6.97 s 34 in 10 ft 1 in
All values from Colorado State Pro Day[12]

The New Orleans Saints drafted Grayson in the 3rd round, 75th overall, in the 2015 NFL draft. He was the 3rd QB drafted after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

Grayson finished his first NFL season without appearing in a game.

On September 7, 2016, Grayson was cut by the Saints.[13] The next day he was signed to the Saints' practice squad.[14]


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