Oklahoma State Safety Vernon Grant Killed in Crash
Oklahoma State safety Vernon Grant was killed in a car accident in Dallas, coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday. The 22-year-old Grant died Monday night after his car was broadsided while he attempted to cross traffic onto an interstate ramp, said Senior Cpl. Donna Hernandez, a Dallas police spokeswoman. Grant, of Duncanville, Texas, died later at a hospital. Hernandez said the other driver had minor injuries.
“This is a terrible loss for everyone associated with Oklahoma State University and the football family,” Gundy said in a statement. “Vernon Grant was a terrific young man who had an infectious smile and a positive approach to everything he did. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates.”
Grant, a three-year starter, had 67 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries last season. He led Oklahoma State with nine tackles in the Alamo Bowl.