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Noel Grigsby

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Noel Grigsby
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Grigsby after 2012 Military Bowl
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-02) October 2, 1991 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Crenshaw (Los Angeles, California)
College:San Jose State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Noel Keith Grigsby Jr. (born October 2, 1991) is an American football wide receiver. Grigsby played college football for the San Jose State Spartans. He set school records for career receptions and career receiving yards.

High school[edit]

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Grigsby graduated from Crenshaw High School of the South Central region of Los Angeles in 2009. He was a wide receiver and defensive back in football and lettered also in basketball and track.[1] San Jose State University, the University of Hawaii, and New Mexico State University offered Grigsby scholarships, and Arizona State University, Oregon State University, and UCLA also expressed interest. Grigsby committed with San Jose State on February 4, 2009.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Noel Grigsby
Los Angeles, CA Crenshaw HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Feb 4, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 320 (WR), 92 (school)   Rivals: 87 (school)
  • 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.


  • "San Jose St. Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  • "San Jose State College Football Team Recruiting Prospects". Scout.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Grigsby enrolled as a civil engineering major at San Jose State University and redshirted the 2009 season.[1]

In 2010, Grigsby had 56 receptions, 822 receiving yards, and 4 touchdowns.[3] He was the first freshman in school history to garner 700 or more receiving yards in a season. On November 13, he had a season-high 185 receiving yards against Utah State.[1][3]

Grigsby had 89 catches, 886 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns in 2011. His 89 catches ranked second in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and was a San Jose State record for a single season. He was named to the All-WAC second team.[1][4] In San Jose State's season finale, a 27-24 win over rival Fresno State, Grigsby made an 18-yard touchdown reception, and San Jose State led 27-17 after the extra point.[5]

In 2012, Grigsby had 82 receptions, 1,307 receiving yards, and 9 touchdowns. He ranked second in the WAC in receptions and receiving yards and ranked tenth in the NCAA in receiving yards.[4] He also set San Jose State records for most catches and receiving yards in a career.[6] Grigsby had a season-high 181 receiving yards against Utah State on October 13; his 20-yard touchdown reception with 24 seconds left before halftime capped 17 unanswered points from San Jose State to bring the team to a 28-20 deficit before halftime; San Jose State lost 49-27 to Utah State.[7] He had 134 receiving yards against Bowling Green in the 2012 Military Bowl.[3] He was named to the All-WAC first team.[8]

As a senior in 2013, Grigsby played only the first two games of the season and was sidelined the rest of the season due to knee surgery. He had 10 receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns and returned two punts for 16 yards.[1] Grigsby graduated from San Jose State in December 2013 with a degree in communication studies.[9][10]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
4.69 s 1.65 s 2.65 s 4.34 s 7.00 s 37 12 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
13 reps
All measurements are from 2014 Pro Day at San Jose State.[11]

Following the 2014 NFL Draft, Grigsby signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders on May 16, 2014 and was waived on June 5.[12][13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Noel Grigsby". sjsuspartans.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  2. "Noel Grigsby". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Noel Grigsby". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Noel Grigsby Stats". sports-reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  5. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=313300278
  6. Durkin, Jimmy. (October 24, 2012). "San Jose State's Noel Grigsby quite a playmaker". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013.
  7. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=322870023
  8. "All-WAC Football Teams Announced". wacsports.com. December 3, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  9. Photo 57 in "San Jose State Athletics 2014 Graduation Participants"
  10. Noel Grigsby Jr. [@justG_23] (16 December 2013). "With school finished and my college career complete, I head into the real world. Lord lead me and guide me" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. "Noel Grigsby". NFL Draft Scout. The Sports Xchange. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  12. "Oakland Raiders Sign Noel Grigsby As Undrafted Free Agent". San Jose State Spartans. May 16, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  13. McDonald, Jerry (June 5, 2014). "Raiders add three free agents". Inside the Oakland Raiders. Bay Area News Group. Retrieved August 8, 2014.

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