Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cie Grant's two most wonderful moments

It doesn't matter that you can't see the #6 in the know damn well who it is yanking around Ken Dorsey to win the National Championship.

It's Cie Grant, #6 in the program, #1 in your heart.

Grant was always a strong defender, and he had a moment to remember in the Fiesta Bowl on January 3rd, 2003.

Facing 4th-and-goal in the second overtime, the Miami Hurricanes came to the line with three receivers. Add Kellen Winslow Jr into the mix (and the fact that star RB Willis McGahee was finished with a nasty injury), and you just knew this was a passing situation.

Cie Grant showed zone coverage, and then slipped to the line of scrimmage, blitzing past the Miami line just as the ball was snapped. Dorsey never had a chance, and his desperation toss to Winslow didn't get within 10 yards of him, and the Buckeyes won their first National Championship since 1968.

And if that moment wasn't enough to bring tears of joy to your eyes, there was this a week later, when Grant took the microphone at the ceremony to honor the Buckeyes;


Cie Grant, enjoy your day!

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