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    Onaje Grimes
    Onaje Grimes

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Shaker Heights, Ohio

    High School:
    Shaker Heights

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 260

    Position:
    DL

    Birthdate:
    03/31/1980



    General: Started career as a linebacker in 1999 ... Saw extensive action as a backup defensive end during his last two seasons.

    2002: Backup defensive end ... Averaged between 15 and 30 plays per game ... Totaled four tackles, including three solos at Air Force ... Three tackles and a quarterback hurry vs. TCU ... Two tackles vs. Duke ... Four tackles at Navy ... Three tackles at Michigan State ... One tackle vs. Ohio State ... Four assisted hits at Minnesota ... three tackles at Penn State ... Five tackles vs. Purdue ... three assisted hits vs. Indiana ... Four tackles at Iowa ... Closed career with five tackles and a forced fumble vs. Illinois.

    2001: Backup end who played a considerable number of downs ... Turned in one his top career performances Oct. 13 vs. Minnesota: four tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 12 yards ... Registered a season-high six hits (two solos), including two TFL at Indiana ... Had five tackles (all assisted) vs. Michigan State ... Five tackles (two solos) at Duke ... Four tackles and a hurry vs. Penn State ... Two solo tackles at Purdue ... Four tackles and a hurry vs. Iowa ... Two TFL, including a sack and a fumble recovery against Bowling Green ... Four tackles, including one TFL, and a pass deflection at Illinois ... Team co-leader with four sacks.

    2000: Played in nine games, mostly on special teams ... Had two tackles ... Named Special Teams Player of the Game once.

    1999: Saw action in seven games at linebacker ... Recorded tackles against Miami (Ohio) and Michigan State ... Named scout of the week once.

    1998: Did not see any game action.

    High School: PrepStar All-Midwest ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-Midwest Team ... All-Ohio honorable mention ... First-team all-district ... First-team Cleveland Plain Dealer 7-County All-Star Team ... First-team all-county ... First-team all-league ... First-team Sun Newspapers All-Star Team ... Team captain ... Played in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 Game and the Ohio North-South All-Star Game ... Recorded 48 tackles, nine sacks, 19 tackles for loss and two pass break-ups his senior season ... Registered 15 sacks, 30 tackles for loss and 15 hurries in his career ... High school coach was Dave Sedmak ... Lettered eight times as a prep (2--football, 3--basketball, 3--track).

    Personal: Born Onaje Raheem Grimes on 3/31/80 ... Son of Joe and Robin Grimes ... Communication studies major.

    Grimes' Career Statistics

    Year GP ST AT TT TFL/YDS INT PBU FR FF SACK 1998 1 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 1999 7 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 2000 9 2 0 2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 2001 11 21 18 39 7.5/31 0/0 1 1 0 3.5/20 2002 12 13 28 41 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 0/0 TOTALS 40 36 48 84 7.5/31 0/0 1 1 1 3.5/20