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#6 DeAntae Grixby
Position: Fullback
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Central
  • 2003 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2003 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll

2003 (Senior)
A four-year letterwinner, DeAntae Grixby battled injuries throughout his career but still saw action in 33 games, first as an I-back in 2000 and 2001, before switching to fullback in 2002 and 2003. He was also a key member of NU's special teams. He finished his career with 41 carries for 175 yards, while adding eight tackles on special teams.

Grixby entered 2003 as the co-No. 2 fullback, but suffered an ankle injury in fall camp and missed the first five games. After playing against Missouri and Texas A&M, Grixby reinjured the ankle and missed the rest of the season. He managed one carry for one yard against Texas A&M.

2002 (Junior)
Grixby switched from I-back to fullback early in the season after limited playing time in his first two seasons with the Huskers. He played in 11 games and had nine yards on five carries. Grixby had a season-high two carries vs. McNeese State and a season-best four yards in the opener against Arizona State. He continued to serve an important role on Husker special teams and made two tackles.

2001 (Sophomore)
Grixby carried a career-high eight times in the opener against TCU, but suffered cracked ribs in the contest and missed the next three games. He recovered and played in nine games as a reserve I-back with 25 carries for 104 yards, including a season-best 30 yards on six carries at Missouri. He added 26 yards on five carries vs. Iowa State. He was also a contributor on NU?s special teams throughout the season.

2000 (Redshirt Freshman)
Grixby was Nebraska?s No. 4 I-back and rushed 10 times for 61 yards, including a career-high 47 yards on a season-high seven carries at Texas Tech. Grixby was a major contributor on special teams with six tackles, the most among offensive players. He had two carries for three yards in the Alamo Bowl.

1999 (Redshirt)
A scholarship athlete, Grixby redshirted in 1999 after tearing his right ACL in spring camp. Originally a member of the 1998 recruiting class, Grixby earned South MVP honors in the 1998 Shrine Game, but suffered a shoulder injury and did not enroll at Nebraska until January of 1999.

Before Nebraska (Central HS)
Grixby earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald, first-team super-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as a defensive back and was a USA Today Honorable-Mention All-American in 1997. Grixby played for Coach Joe McMenamin at Omaha Central High School and rushed for 1,102 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1997. Defensively, he had 85 tackles, including 54 solos. Grixby earned second-team all-state honors as a junior, rushing for 1,244 yards and nine scores with 50 tackles on defense. He had 550 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore for a career total of 2,896 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Grixby is one of several Husker backs to come to Nebraska from Central, joining former Huskers Ahman Green (No. 2 all-time NU rusher with 3,880 yards in 1995-96-97) and Calvin Jones (No. 4 all-time NU rusher, 3,153 yards in 1991-92-93) and current No. 1 I-back David Horne. Grixby, who also lettered in track all four seasons, was recruited by several Big 12 schools but only visited Nebraska.

Personal
The son of Evelyn and Ronald Grixby, DeAntae was born on Jan. 15, 1980. Grixby has been a volunteer for Omaha Metro Career Day and the Your Degree First Fashion Show. He is also a three-year member of the Nebraska Football Unity Council. Grixby graduated with a business administration degree in May of 2003.

Grixby's Career Statistics .

Year

G/S

Att.

Gain

Loss

Net

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

1999

Redshirted

2000

11/0

10

61

0

61

6.1

5.5

10 vs. TTU

0

2001

9/0

25

110

6

104

4.2

11.6

13 vs. MU

0

2002 11/0 5 9 0 9 1.8 0.8 4 vs. ASU 0
2003 2/0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.5 1 vs. A&M 0

Totals

33/0

41

181

6

175

4.3

5.3

13 vs. MU

0


 

 



 

Tackles: 2 UT, 4 AT, 6 TT in 2000; 1 UT, 1 AT, 2 TT in 2002

2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern: Rushing, 2-3
2002 Rose Bowl vs. Miami: Rushing, none

Single-Game Bests
Most Rushing Attempts:
8 vs. TCU (15 yards), 2001
Most Rushing Yards: 47 vs. Texas Tech (7 att.), 2000
Long Rush: 13 vs. Missouri, 2001