Attackman John Grant Jr. of the Denver Outlaws has announced his retirement from the game of lacrosse. The product out of the University of Delaware has put together a legendary career in which he won the Steinfeld Trophy five different times, four of which were with different teams.
“I want to thank all of the MLL organizations I have played for and especially thank my teammates over the years for allowing me to live out my dream for so long,” said Grant Jr. “I have been given so much and have such fond memories of my time in Major League Lacrosse.”
Through out the duration of his 13-year career in the MLL, Grant Jr. has appeared in 133 games, with competing in 28 of with the Denver Outlaws.
“I want to congratulate John on an outstanding career in which he became the top goal scorer in MLL history,” said General Manager Tony Seaman. “He was a big part of the Outlaws’ success in his two-plus seasons in Denver, and he was instrumental in helping us win our first-ever Steinfeld Trophy in 2014.”
Not only did Grant Jr. help his respective teams achieve success, he also added a accolades to his personal resume as well. The attacker was named three-time MLL MVP and three-time Offensive Player of the Year, totaling 511 points and 195 assists. That ranks him second and fourth in their respective statistics in MLL history.
Following his retirement from the game of lacrosse, Grant Jr. has announced that he will immediately join the coaching staff of the Denver Outlaws as the offensive coordinator.
“I am so grateful to the Outlaws organization for giving me the opportunity to coach with their team,” said Grant. Jr. “I enjoyed every minute of my time with this franchise and I can’t wait to help them from behind the bench.”
Just as a reminder of what the sport of lacrosse will be missing this upcoming 2017 MLL season, below are some of John Grant. Jr’s highlights from the 2014 season.
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