Sunday, March 13, 2011

Former USF QB makes successful Arena League debut

Former USF backup quarterback Grant Gregory was always known as a tough guy who would do anything to get on the field and play anywhere.

Gregory proved that Saturday night in his Arena Football League debut when he switched to fullback after an injury to the Tampa Storm starter and scored two touchdowns, a two-yard bulldozer and another from one yard out.

Gregory is the backup quarterback to Mike Potts. His bone crushing runs enabled the team to defeat the New Orleans VooDoo 46-40 Saturday night in the season opener for both teams in the Bayou City.

Grant was a three year backup at USF and transferred to Kansas State in his senior year where he won the starting job.

In a pass happy league, the Storm took a different approach under new coach Dave Ewart. They did not have a touchdown pass and scored their touchdown via the ground, including a kickoff return by Mike Lindsey, who had three touchdowns.

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