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62 Mike Grady
Mike Grady 137594

2010 (Junior): Grady started all 12 games for the Aggies at center in 2010 and has now started 32 straight games for the Aggies at center. In 2010, Grady helped the Aggies rush for 1,526 yards and eight touchdowns, while the NM State passing game threw for 2,009 yards and nine touchdowns. On the season, Grady graded out at 79%, collecting 66 knockdowns, which was second on the team. Grady allowed just two sacks on the season and committed four penalties. He recorded four games with eight knockdowns, including games against Kansas (Sept. 25), New Mexico (Oct. 9), Utah State (Nov. 6) and Nevada (Nov. 20). Grady helped Matt Christian lead the team with 1,372 yards passing and eight touchdowns, while blocking for the team's leading rusher in Kenny Turner, who recorded 461 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. He also helped block for running back Robert Clay as he recorded the Aggies' only 100-yard rushing game of the season versus LA Tech.

 2009 (Sophomore): Grady started in every game for NM State at the center position. He helped the Aggies to allow just 23 sacks on the 2009 season. Individually, Grady did not let a single sack get by. In 2008, the Aggie offensive line let 44 sacks through. He earned his season-high offensive grade against Hawai'i (1/14) and Nevada (11/21) with 78 percent. He was a vital part in helping running back Seth Smith to surpass 1,000 rushing yards on the season. Smith is the first Aggie to do so since the 2000 season. Grady earned a season-high of eight knockdowns in three different games with the Aggies and earned 64 total on the year. He and the NM State offense totaled 2,981 yards on the year and averaged 29.3 yards per contest.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Grady played in all 12 games for the Aggies and started at center and tackle in eight. He started at center after Richie Bolin suffered a knee injury. Grady helped the Aggie offense rank ninth in the nation in passing offense, averaging 301.3 yards through the air per game and 64th in total offense, averaging 355.6 yards a contest. Grady was a vital part of helping quarterback Chase Holbrook throw for 280 yards a game and rank No. 27 in the country in total offense. The Aggie offense averaged 22.2 points per game, recorded three games with over 100 yards rushing and seven games with over 300 yards passing, including a 486-yard performance against Louisiana Tech (11/22).

2007 (Freshman): Grady redshirted during his first season with the Aggies.

High School: Grady was a two-year starter for the Carroll Tigers on the offensive line. He helped his team to a 7-4 record in 2006 and a berth in the first round of the state playoffs. Grady's offensive blocking allowed the Tigers to tally 380 yards of total offense a game. As a junior, Grady and the Tigers went undefeated in the regular season (9-0), making the first round of the playoffs. He helped the Tigers pass for over 2,400 yards that season, averaging close to 250 yards passing and 250 yards rush a game. Grady was a team captain his senior season and was the first offensive lineman in recent years to earn the Big Cat Award.

Personal: He is the son of James and Sue Grady. He plans to major in business.

Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 302
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Corpus Christi, Texas
High School: Carroll HS
Experience: High School

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