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2003 Football Roster


Julius Gant

Class: r-Jr.
Position: OL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 310 pounds
Previous School: Southside
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

2003: Played all 12 games and earned 11 starts ... Finished second on the team in snaps played with 835 while collecting 47 knockdowns ... Had a cumulative season grade of 82 percent ... Started at left tackle against FAU and played 85 snaps, while earning a grade of 83 percent ... Graded out at 89 percent and played 33 snaps at Georgia ... Made his first career start at guard when he lined up on the right side at Clemson ... Graded out at 80 percent against the Tigers ... Voted the team's most valuable lineman for the Missouri game (92 plays, 89 percent grade) ... Played 65 plays and collected seven knockdowns against Temple ... Graded out at 76 percent against NMSU ... Had an 82 percent grade at Idaho ... Collected four knockdowns against UNT ... Moved back to right tackle against Utah State and responded with a team-best nine knockdowns in 78 plays ... Also earned most valuable lineman honors following the Utah State contest ... Earned most valuable lineman honors for second consecutive week by grading out at 88 percent against Troy State.

2002: Competed in 11 of 12 games, including six as a starter at right tackle ... Played a total of 366 snaps and added 31 knockdowns ...Had limited snaps the first two games due to a pinched nerve in his back ... Graded out a personal-best 87 percent against Arkansas State to earn the team's Most Valuable Lineman award ... Had a 74 percent grade in games against Idaho and Louisiana-Monroe.

2001: Played in all 11 games, including eight as a starter at right tackle ... Was in on a total of 596 snaps (54.2 per game) and had 43 knockdowns ... Voted the team's "Lineman of the Week" following the LSU game ... Set personal highs in snaps (86) and knockdowns (11) against Louisiana-Monroe ... Graded out 70 percent or better four times, including a career best 84 percent against North Texas ... Registered five knockdowns each against Louisiana-Lafayette and Connecticut ... Played 85 snaps and had four knockdowns in his first collegiate game against Vanderbilt.

2000: Was enrolled in school at MT, but did not compete in football due to academic requirements.

High School: Southside's Lineman of the Year in 1999 ... Made the All-City team in Atlanta ... Registered seven sacks on defense, along with 68 tackles ... Graded out 88 percent on the offensive line for the year ... Also competed on the basketball team.

Personal: Parent: Jacqueline Rayburn ... Born: 1/14/82 ... Major: Physical Education.



2001 Game-by-Game Stats
2002 Game-by-Game Stats
2003 Game-by-Game Stats