4  John Grace
John Grace
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Okeechobee, Fla.

High School:
Okeechobee

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 218

Position:
Linebacker

Selected as a team captain for the 1999 season ... 1999 Depth Chart: enters his third year as the starting weak side linebacker ... led Marshall with 143 tackles (103 solo) ... was second on the team in tackles for loss (15) and sacks (4) ...named second-team all-MAC by the league's coaches ... named all-MAC by FOOTBALL NEWS ... won the UAW Line Award after recording eight tackles, including three tackles for loss and one sack, against Louisville in the Motor City Bowl ... had nine tackles versus Akron including two tackles for loss and a sack ... had 10 tackles, including one tackle for a loss, against Troy State ... named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording 14 tackles, including nine solo and one stop for a loss, along with three pass break-ups in the win over South Carolina ... led Marshall with 13 tackles against Eastern Michigan including one tackle for loss, one pass break-up and a caused fumble ... had 10 tackles (seven solo) and two tackles for loss against Miami ... had seven tackles against Kent including three tackles for a loss of 20 yards and a 14-yard sack ... led Marshall with 15 tackles against Bowling Green including 13 solo, two for a loss and one sack ... led the team in tackles with 18 against Wofford ... was second on the team in tackles in 1997 with 104 including 65 solo ... led the squad in tackles for loss with 16 stops for a loss of 64 yards ... also recorded five sacks and broke up six passes ... had a career-high 13 tackles, including four for loss and one sack in 27-0 win over Ohio ... recorded seven tackles, including two for loss and a sack, against Kent ... returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown against Eastern Michigan ... recorded seven tackles (two for loss), one sack, one caused fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception in the win over Central Michigan ... totaled 10 tackles in the Ford Motor City Bowl ... was eighth on the team in tackles in 1996 with 72 (45 solo) ... also had two tackles for loss and one sack ... broke up two passes and recovered a fumble ... was in the starting line-up against The Citadel and responded with an eight-tackle performance ... redshirted in 1995 ... Prior to Marshall ... a graduate of Okeechobee High ... lettered in football (3) and track (3) ... second-team all-area as a senior ... posted 121 tackles and five interceptions to go along with 10 sacks in 1994 ... coached by Cary McKee ... Personal ... son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Grace ... born February 10, 1977 ... has graduated with a degree in criminal justice.

GRACE'S STATISTICS

Year  Solo  Asst.  Total  TFL  Sack
1996   45    27     72     2    1
1997   65    39     104    16   5
1998   103   40     143    15   4
Total  213   106    319    33   10