|UCF Knights – No. 27|
|Major||Sports and Exercise Science|
|High school||Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach, Florida)|
|Born:||November 9, 1997|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Richie Grant is an American football safety who played for the UCF Knights.
Grant was born and lived in Lumberton, Mississippi until moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida when he was nine years old. He attended Choctawhatchee High School, where he ran track and played defensive back and wide receiver on the football team. Grant was rated a two star recruit by 247Sports and committed to play college football at Central Florida over offers from Georgia State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, the Citadel and Kennesaw State.
Grant redshirted his true freshman season and was in the defensive backfield rotation as a redshirt freshman. Grant was named a starter going into his redshirt sophomore season and was named first team All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) after leading the Knights with 109 tackles and six interceptions along with three forced fumbles and nine passes defended. He was again named first team all-conference after recording four tackles for loss, eight passes defended, one forced fumble and an interception the following season. As a redshirt senior Grant was named first team All-AAC for a third straight season after leading the team with 72 tackles along with 3.5 tackles for a loss, three interceptions, six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Grant's uncle, Terry Grant, played running back at the University of Alabama and for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.