Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant earns Sports Illustrated All-america Second Team honors

Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant earns Sports Illustrated All-america Second Team honors

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech all-purpose player Jakeem Grant was named to the All-America Second Team by Sports Illustrated Thursday afternoon. The team was voted upon by a panel of Sports Illustrated college football experts.

The award marked Grant's second All-America Second Team honor as the senior was also named to the CBS Sports team.

One of the most exciting players in college football, Grant led the Big 12 and ranks No. 3 nationally in all-purpose yardage (180.6). He has the unique distinction of having thrown for a touchdown pass, returned a kickoff for touchdown, caught a TD pass and rushed for a touchdown. As a wide receiver, Grant caught 80 passes for 1,143 yards and seven touchdowns and surpassed Michael Crabtree as Texas Tech's career receiving yards recordholder (3,164). As a kick returner, he ran back two kickoff returns for touchdown (100-yarder vs. Oklahoma State and a 94-yarder vs. Sam Houston State) and set the school record for most career kick return touchdowns (four). The Biletnikoff and Paul Hornung Award candidate currently ranks among national statistical leaders in all-purpose yards (No. 3), combined kick returns (No. 7), kickoff returns for TD (No. 5), receiving yards (No. 16) and receiving yards per game (No. 15).

Senior offensive lineman Le'Raven Clark and sophomore quarterback Patrick Mahomes II were honorable mention honorees by the publication.

Texas Tech (7-5) will face No. 20 LSU (8-3) in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. CT for a nationally televised broadcast on ESPN.