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#37 Grant Niemiec
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Commerce, Mich.
High School: Orchard Lake St. Mary's


2014: Played in 12 games … finished with five tackles … recorded two tackles against Northern Illinois … ran the ball twice for eleven yards versus Western Michigan.


2013: Played in 11 games … finished the year with 114 rushing yards on 35 carries and one touchdown … added three receptions for 15 yards … also contributed two tackles on special teams … had a season-high 40 rushing yards versus Bowling Green … scored his first career touchdown at Illinois.

 High School: On the 2012 Detroit News Blue Chip List, he was rated as the state's 24th-best player ... the AP Player of the Year and a member of the all-state squad in 2012 … played both running back and linebacker ... posted 1,742 rushing yards and 249 carries, scoring 25 touchdowns during senior season ... Grant's Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets played in four state championship game, winning once ... prep coach was George Poritt.

Personal: Born August 3, 1994 … son of Scott and Mary Niemiec … cousin, Spencer McInnis, is a teammate at Miami ... has been on mission trips to Mexico, and Nicaragua ...... dad played football at Eastern Michigan … majoring in psychology.

Year Attempts Yards TDs Long
2013 35 114 1 14