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Bakari
Grant
#20 Wide Receiver
Bakari
Grant
#20 Wide Receiver
Height 6'4
Weight 207 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-06-24 (31)
Born Oakland, CA
School California-Davis
INT / NAT INT
Receptions 4
Yards 47
Touchdowns 0
Average 11.8

CFL: 8th season
Stamps: 2nd season

Games played through 2017
Regular season: 98 (18 with Ssk. in 2017, 10 with Cgy. in 2016, 10 with Ham. in 2015, 18 with Ham. in 2014, 17 with Ham. in 2013, 12 with Ham. in 2012, 13 with Ham. in 2011)
Playoffs: 10 (2 with Ssk. in 2017, 1 with Cgy. in 2016, 2 with Ham. in 2015, 1 with Ham. in 2014, 2 with Ham. in 2013, 2 with Ham. in 2011)
Grey Cup: 3 (with Cgy. in 2016 and with Ham. in 2013 and 2014)
Grey Cup wins: 0

Acquired
Calgary signed Grant as a free agent on Oct. 16, 2018.

Pro path
Grant signed with Hamilton on May 30, 2011, and spent five seasons with the Tiger-Cats. He first signed with the Stampeders on Feb. 10, 2016, and, after one season in Calgary, signed with Saskatchewan on Feb. 20, 2017. He was released by the Roughriders on June 9, 2018. Grant signed with the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2010. He was released on Aug. 29, 2010, at the conclusion of training camp.

2017
(Saskatchewan) Grant appeared in all 18 regular-season games for the Roughriders and established personal single-season highs with 84 receptions and 1,033 yards. He also matched his career-best with five touchdown catches. Grant had a pair of 100-yard performances – 115 yards against Toronto in Week 6 and 139 yards against Winnipeg in Week 11. He opened the season with touchdown receptions in three consecutive games. Grant also played two playoff games and had four catches for 95 yards and a touchdown.

2016
(Calgary) Grant played and started 10 games for the Stamps and had 44 catches for 625 yards and four touchdowns. He had a season-high seven receptions in a Week 6 game against BC and had six catches for a season-best 95 yards in the Labour Day Classic against Edmonton. Grant missed the final six games of the season due to injury but returned for the post-season and had one catch for 18 yards in the Western Final and four receptions for 52 yards in the Grey Cup.

2015
(Hamilton) Grant played in 10 regular-season games and had 35 catches for 492 yards and four touchdowns. He also saw action in both of Hamilton’s playoff games and had four catches for 70 yards and one touchdown including a 42-yard score in the Ticats’ Eastern Semi-Final win over Toronto.

2014
(Hamilton) Grant played all 18 regular-season games and had 58 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns. On Sept. 1, he scored the first touchdown in the first game at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. He saw action in both post-season games and had two catches for 41 yards in the Grey Cup.

2013
(Hamilton) Grant earned East Division all-star honours as he set career highs with 69 catches for 947 yards in 17 games. He scored two touchdowns and also completed one pass for 22 yards. He recorded his first career 100-yard game in a July 13 contest against Winnipeg. Grant played all three of the Ticats’ post-season games and had 11 receptions for 194 yards.

2012
(Hamilton) Grant played 11 games for the Ticats and recorded 38 catches for 476 yards and five touchdowns. He had a nine-catch game for 92 yards on Sept. 28 against Montreal.

2011
(Hamilton) In his rookie season, Grant played 13 games, including 12 starts, and had 42 receptions for 507 yards and two touchdowns. He made his CFL debut on July 16 against Saskatchewan. Grant played two playoff games and had 10 catches for 184 yards and one touchdown.

Notable
First CFL game: July 16, 2011, vs Saskatchewan
First 100-yard game: July 13, 2013, vs Winnipeg
Career highs: 84 receptions and 1,033 yards in 2017
Single-game high: 139 yards on Sept. 3, 2017, vs Winnipeg
East Division all-star: 2013
Milestone: Scored first touchdown at Tim Hortons Field when stadium opened Sept. 1, 2014

College
Grant played four seasons (2006-09) at the University of California-Davis and had 154 receptions for 1,937 yards and 18 touchdowns over his career with the Aggies. He was first-team All-Great West Conference in 2009 and second-team in 2007 and 2008.

Personal
Grant’s older brother Robert played in the CFL with Edmonton and Ottawa between 2003 and 2005. Bakari competed in football, basketball, volleyball and track and field at St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland.

Seasons

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2011
HAM 13 42 507 - 2 12.1 43
2012
HAM 12 38 476 - 5 12.5 51
2013
HAM 17 69 947 - 3 13.7 51
2014
HAM 18 58 605 - 3 10.4 29
2015
HAM 10 35 492 - 4 14.1 51
2016
CGY 10 44 625 222 4 14.2 50
2017
SSK 18 84 1033 473 5 12.3 50
2018
CGY 1 4 47 18 0 11.8 25
Total
99 374 4732 713 26 12.7 51

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2011
HAM 13 0 0 0 0.0 0
2012
HAM 12 0 0 0 0.0 0
2013
HAM 17 0 0 0 0.0 0
2014
HAM 18 0 0 0 0.0 0
2015
HAM 10 0 0 0 0.0 0
2016
CGY 10 0 0 0 0.0 0
2017
SSK 18 2 9 0 4.5 10
2018
CGY 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
99 2 9 0 4.5 10

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2011
HAM 13 2 16 8 9 0
2012
HAM 12 0 0 0 0 0
2013
HAM 17 0 0 0 0 0
2014
HAM 18 1 0 0 0 0
2015
HAM 10 0 0 0 0 0
2016
CGY 10 0 0 0 0 0
2017
SSK 18 0 0 0 0 0
2018
CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total
99 3 16 5.3 9 0

Game Log

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC YDS TD AVG LG
11-03
21 BC 4 47 0 11.8 25
11-25
24 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
4 47 0 11.8 25

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
11-03
21 BC 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-25
24 OTT 1 3 0 3.0 3
Total
1 3 0 3.0 3

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
11-03
21 BC 0 0 0 0 0
11-25
24 OTT 0 0 0 0 0
Total
0 0 0.0 0 0