Janarion Grant, former Rutgers WR, breaks off 102-yard punt return TD in Grey Cup
The Grey Cup, the CFL’s championship game, was contested on Sunday between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts. The Blue Bombers entered the game having won the past 2 league championships.
And a former Rutgers wide receiver played a big part in the game for Winnipeg. Janarion Grant, who was with the program from 2013-2017, was back to receive a punt with the Blue Bombers up 17-14 early in the 4th. And the ex-Scarlet Knight took it 102 yards to the end zone (Canadian football features 110-yard fields, not 100 as in the U.S.) as Winnipeg extended its lead:
JANARION GRANT OPENS THE 4TH QUARTER WITH A BANG! 💣
102-yard punt return touchdown!
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 21, 2022
Unfortunately for Grant and the Blue Bombers, the Argonauts scored the next 10 points of the contest to eventually win 24-23 and clinch an unprecedented 18th title.
Still, it was a great return for Grant nonetheless. We’ll see if he and his team can bring the championship back to Winnipeg in 2023.