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Tommy Grady

Tommy Grady
No. 10     Pittsburgh Power
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-03-18) March 18, 1985
Place of birth: Huntington Beach, California
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Huntington Beach (CA) Edison
College: Utah
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-Team All-Arena QB (2012)
  • AFL Offensive Player of the Year (2012)
  • National Guard MVP of the Year (2012)
  • AFL Single Season Record for touchdown passes (142 in 2012)
  • AFL Single Season Record for passing yards (5,863 in 2102)
  • AFL Single Season Record for passing completions (508 in 2012)
  • AFL Single Game Record for touchdown passes (12 in 2012)
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
Comp. / Att. 1,991 / 3,171
Passing yards 22,829
TD-INT 512-94
QB Rating 111.64
Rushing TDs 15
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Thomas "Tommy" Grady (born March 18, 1985) is an American football quarterback who is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League.

After a standout high school career at Edison High School, Grady signed with the University of Oklahoma to continue his football career. After a lack of playing time for two years, Grady transferred to the University of Utah. While at Utah, Grady saw limited action again, making only three starts in his career. After being passed on in the 2008 NFL Draft, Grady signed with the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgs of af2 in 2009. When the Yard Dawgs transitioned into the Arena Football League, Grady was re-signed and led the Yard Dawgs to a 6-10 record. In 2011, Grady signed with the Utah Blaze, where he threw for 107 touchdowns while leading the Blaze to a 9-9 record, just missing the playoffs. After re-signing for the 2012 season, Grady posted the greatest single season for a quarterback in AFL history. He set single season records for touchdown passes (142) and passing yards (5,863), while also tying a single game record with 12 touchdown passes against the Cleveland Gladiators. He re-signed with the Blaze in 2013 to a three-year maximum contract.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • College career 2
    • Oklahoma 2.1
    • Utah 2.2
    • College career statistics 2.3
  • Professional career 3
    • Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 3.1
    • Utah Blaze 3.2
      • 2011 season 3.2.1
      • 2012 season 3.2.2
      • 2013 season 3.2.3
    • Pittsburgh Power 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Tommy Grady
QB
Huntington Beach, California Edison High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.9 Jul 8, 2003 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 5 (QB)   Rivals: 3 (QB), 9 (CA) 70 National
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Oklahoma Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  • "2003 Oklahoma Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  • "2003 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 

On July 8, 2003, Grady committed to Oklahoma.[1] Grady chose Oklahoma over offers from Florida State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Washington.[2]

College career

Oklahoma

Grady began his college career at the University of Oklahoma, He redshirted in 2003, and watched from the sidelines as starter Jason White won the Heisman Trophy. As White's backup in 2004, Grady completed 12 of 14 passes for 63 yards and one touchdown.

Utah

Grady transferred the University of Utah in 2005. He saw limited action as a junior in 2006, completing 7 of 14 passes for 102 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. He entered his senior season as a backup, but took over as quarterback when starter Brian Johnson suffered an injury early in the year. Grady played in six games, including three starts. He finished the season with 58 completions in 115 attempts, for a total of 681 yards, with four touchdowns and three interceptions. The highlight of the year for Grady was leading the Utes to a 44-6 rout over #11 ranked UCLA.

College career statistics

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Oklahoma Sooners
Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB Rating Att Yards Avg TD
2004 12 14 63 85.7 1 0 147.1 1 9 9.0 0
Utah Utes
2006 7 14 102 50.0 1 3 91.9 3 0 0.0 0
2007 58 115 681 50.4 4 3 106.4 12 -28 -2.3 0
NCAA Career Totals 77 143 846 53.8 6 6 109.0 16 -19 -1.2 0
[3]

Professional career

Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz

In 2009, Grady played for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of af2. In 2010, Grady was re-signed by the Yard Dawgz. He was the starter for the Yard Dawgz in its only season in Arena Football League. He led the team to a 6-10 record.

Utah Blaze

2011 season

In 2011, Grady signed with the Utah Blaze. He led the Blaze to a 9-9 record, and threw for over 100 touchdowns.

2012 season

He re-signed with the Blaze for the 2012 season.[4] Grady led the Blaze to a 12–6 record, with a playoff berth. During the season, Grady set a single-season record for touchdown passes with 142, breaking the previous mark of 117 set by Chris Greisen.[5] Grady's play during the season landed him the Arena Football League Offensive Player of the Year Award.[6] Grady also broke Greisen's record of passing yards in a single season, with 5,863.[6] During a July 13 game against the Cleveland Gladiators, Grady threw 12 touchdown passes, tying an AFL single-game record.[7]

2013 season

Grady re-signed with the Blaze on November 1, 2012 to a three-year maximum.[6]

Pittsburgh Power

Grady was assigned to the Pittsburgh Power on September 6, 2013 after he was selected in the dispersal draft of the Chicago Rush and Blaze players.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Tommy Grady". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tommy Grady". www.scout.com. MSN. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tommy Grady". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Blaze sign QB Grady
  5. ^ Jack Wang (July 13, 2012). "Utah Blaze's Grady thriving after college career on bench". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Kyle Goon (November 1, 2012). "Utah Blaze sign QB Tommy Grady to 3-year deal". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Utah Blaze Throttle Gladiators 83-63". www.kutv.com. CBS. July 14, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pittsburgh Power Assigned 2012 AFL MVP Quarterback Tommy Grady". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

External links

  • Utah Bio
  • Utah Blaze Bio
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