The junior from Canton was one of five
repeat selections from 2002. Grigsby was the lone Redbird and one of
just four Gateway players to receive all-star team accolades from
the I-AA.org news service. Western Kentucky's offensive tackle
Buster Ashley and Western Illinois' quarterback Russ Michna and
outside linebacker Lee Russell were the others.
The two-time Gateway Football
Conference Defensive Player of the Year led the league in tackles
with 179, which also ranked No. 2 nationally in I-AA football. He
also ranked No. 2 nationally in solo tackles after accumulating 109
in 2003. Grigsby tallied 110 tackles against Gateway opponents, with
double-digit tackles in each game.
Grigsby's 179 tackles also set the
standard for Redbird juniors, giving him the freshman, sophomore and
junior single-season tackle records at Illinois State. He has 451
tackles through three seasons and became only the fourth Redbird in
the history of the program to amass 400 tackles in a career. Grigsby
is also 129 tackles away from passing current assistant coach Galen
Scott's school-record career tackle mark of 579.
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