If a Pirates fan happened to watch the Arena Football League last year, Antwane Grant should be very familiar. Like Pirates receiver Thomas Owens, he won offensive rookie of the year last season as an Atlantic City Blackjack, sharing it with former Columbus Destroyer receiver Fabian Guerra.
The former Cincinnati Bengal and Saskatchewan Roughrider led the Blackjacks last season with 959 receiving yards. In the final six games of the season, Grant scored 14 out of his 15 touchdowns and recorded five 100-yard performances as well as 13.3 yards per catch.
To top that off, the 27-year-old showed off his versatility with two rushing touchdowns on eight carries.
Grant believes he brings more than just a one-trick pony to Worcester.
“I feel like I bring a lot of versatility to the team,” Grant told masspiratesfootball.com. “Whether it being a big red zone target or taking the top off a defense, I’m very versatile if they want me to run the ball as well. I just bring a lot of different elements to the game, I’m glad to be here.”