caserta, Grant2008 All Star West

Grant Caserta
Outside Linebacker
6’2" 210 lbs
High School Coach: Jim Caserta
Holland West Ottawa, A
College: Saginaw Valley State University
 

Grant was a three-year varsity starter. He set a school record for career tackles (418) and was the football captain in both his junior and senior years. West Ottawa was O-K Red Conference Champions in 2005.  As a senior, Grant had 128 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions for TD’s (95 yards and 27 yards), 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 blocked field goals.


Grant participated in three sports, football, basketball and baseball earning 10 varsity letters. He was basketball team captain his junior and senior seasons. He was an O-K Red All Conference baseball player three years, and a three-time all-district player. Grant holds the school record for RBI’s in a season (43). He was also the captain of West Ottawa’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a member of the National Honor Society.


Grant thanked "God most of all for allowing all of this to be possible." He thanked his parents and grandparents for "always supporting and encouraging me." He also to thanked his family, teammates, and friends, along with the "Black Hole and all of our other fans." Grant gave a special "thank you to all the coaches, especially Coach Tulgestke, Coach Zegunis, Coach Chapman, and of course my pops."

Awards
All O-K Red Conference Linebacker, 05, 06 & 07
All State Honorable Mention, 06 & 07
Dream Team Grand Rapids Press, 2007
All Area, Holland Sentinel, 05, 06 & 07
Great 8, Mid-Michigan Touchdown Club Linebacker, 2007
 



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