Grant Niemiec
Grant  Niemiec
RS Senior

Commerce, Mich.

High School:
Orchard Lake St. Mary's

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Tight End

2017: Played in all 12 games … had eight carries on the season, as well as four tackles on special teams … rushed five times against Notre Dame for nine yards … had three carries for eight yards at Ball State … recorded three tackles at Ohio … recipient of team’s Soaring Hawk Award.

2016: Played in all 13 games, making two starts … served as the team’s full back and played on several special teams units … finished the year with six tackles.

2015: Missed season due to injury.

Played in 12 games ... finished with five tackles ... recorded two tackles against Northern Illinois ... ran the ball twice for eleven yards versus Western Michigan.

2013: Played in 11 games ... finished the year with 114 rushing yards on 35 carries and one touchdown ... added three receptions for 15 yards ... also contributed two tackles on special teams ... had a season-high 40 rushing yards versus Bowling Green ... scored his first career touchdown at Illinois.

High School: On the 2012 Detroit News Blue Chip List, he was rated as the state's 24th-best player ... the AP Player of the Year and a member of the all-state squad in 2012 ... played both running back and linebacker ... posted 1,742 rushing yards and 249 carries, scoring 25 touchdowns during senior season ... Grant's Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets played in four state championship game, winning once ... prep coach was George Poritt.

Personal: Born August 3, 1994 ... son of Scott and Mary Niemiec ... cousin, Spencer McInnis, is a teammate at Miami ... has been on mission trips to Mexico, and Nicaragua ...... dad played football at Eastern Michigan ... majoring in Public Administration.

Career Highs:
Rushes: 5 vs. BGSU (11/05/13)
Rushing Yards: 40 vs. BGSU (11/05/13)
Touchdowns: 1, at Illinois (9/28/13)
Long: 30 vs. Ohio (10/27/12)
Receptions: 4 vs. Akron (10/19/13)
Receiving Yards: 20 vs. Akron (10/19/13)