Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft…Traded to the Chicago Bears for a 2023 sixth-round pick on Oct. 5, 2021…Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2022.
· Earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2020 and 2021.
· Selected to the Pro Bowl in 2021.
· Named to the 2021 PFWA All-NFC Team as a punt returner.
· Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 14 in 2021.
· Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 8 in 2020.
· Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1 in 2018.
· Tied for NFL lead with six total return touchdowns since entering the league in 2016.
· Set a Bears franchise record with a 97-yard punt return at Green Bay on Dec. 12, 2021. It was the longest punt return in the NFL in 2021.
· Set Dolphins franchise records for total return touchdowns (five) and punt return touchdowns (three).
· Set Dolphins franchise record for longest punt return after 88-yard touchdown against the Rams on Nov. 1, 2020.
· One of two NFL players (Andre Roberts) in 2018 to return two kicks for touchdowns (one punt and one kickoff).
· Recorded two touchdown grabs against Oakland on Sept. 23, 2018.
· Registered his first career kickoff return touchdown following a 102-yard score against Tennessee on Sept. 9, 2018.
· Recorded career-high 107 receiving yards at Kansa City on Jan. 24, 2017.
· Finished as Texas Tech's all-time leading receiver with 3,289 yards.
· Attended Mesquite High School (Mesquite, Texas) and earned all-state honors in track and field.
· Majored in exercise and sport sciences at Texas Tech.
· Has twin girls and a boy with his high school sweetheart.
· Likes to rollerblade as a form of exercising.
· Supported Autism Awareness by representing Chicagoland Autism Connection for the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign in 2021. The Chicagoland Autism Connection (CAC) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase autism awareness and improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism.
Welcome to Cleveland Jakeem Grant
Grant, a six-year veteran, has agreed to terms with the Browns. He's been primarily utilized as a kick and punt returner throughout his career and has been one of the most productive return players in the league since he was drafted in the sixth-round by the Dolphins in 2016. He has returned 119 punts for 1,228 yards (10.3 yards per return) and scored four touchdowns, including two in the last two seasons. He's also returned 110 kickoffs for 2,699 yards (34.5 yards per return) and has scored two touchdowns, including a 102-yard return in Week 1 of 2018 that was the longest kick return of the year.
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