| Wide receiver|
San Jose State
| (1991-10-02) October 2, 1991 (age 24)|
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles (CA) Crenshaw
American football wide receiver
Oakland Raiders (#2 / Wide receiver)
San Jose State University
Noel Grigsby Wikipedia
Noel Keith Grigsby, Jr. (pronounced NO-elle) (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.
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. 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.
As a freshman, Grigsby enrolled as a civil engineering major at San Jose State University and redshirted the 2009 season.
In 2010, Grigsby had 56 receptions, 822 receiving yards, and 4 touchdowns. 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.
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. 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.
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. He also set San Jose State records for most catches and receiving yards in a career. 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. He had 134 receiving yards against Bowling Green in the 2012 Military Bowl. He was named to the All-WAC first team.
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. Grigsby graduated from San Jose State in December 2013 with a degree in communication studies.
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.