Janarion Grant will likely remember his first Winnipeg game for quite some time!
The former Rutgers return man has bounced around since leaving the Scarlet Knights, but he may have found his home Thursday night. Grant is playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL in 2019 after appearing in two games for the Baltimore Ravens last season.
He wasted no time making an instant impact for his new team in his CFL debut. Grant returned two punts for touchdowns in his debut, including one early in the game:
— CFL on TSN (@CFLonTSN) August 9, 2019
Just how special was Grant’s debut? He was the first Bomber’s player ever to return two punt return touchdowns in the same game. Grant also compiled more than 300 total return yards in the contest:
Janarion Grant, #80.
First CFL game.
First-ever Bomber to record 2 punt return touchdowns.
222 yards on seven punt returns.
84 yards on four kickoff returns.
306 combined yards on punt & kickoff returns. pic.twitter.com/UbZr4yFtHy
— WPG Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) August 9, 2019
Grant played at Rutgers from 2013-17 and finished his Scarlet Knights career with eight return touchdowns.