USF Football BIO
46 Cory Grissom
2012 Second-Team All-BIG EAST
GRISSOM'S CAREER HIGHS
2012: Started at defensive tackle in all 12 games ... a second-team All-BIG EAST selection ... tallied 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks, seven TFL and two PBU ... posted seven tackles and a half sack in the season opener against Chattanooga ... added five tackles at Nevada ... notched four tackles, including a sack and two TFL, versus Florida St. ... tallied four tackles and 1.5 TFL at Temple ... had four tackles and a TFL against Syracuse ... added a sack versus UConn ... tallied four tackles and a TFL at Cincinnati.
2011: Started at defensive tackle in all 12 games ... posted 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, six TFL, two pressures, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... posted a TFL against FAMU ... tallied four tackles and a half TFL versus UTEP ... had five tackles, a TFL and two pressures at Pitt ... tallied eight tackles, a half sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at UConn ... added three stops against Cincinnati ... posted five tackles and a half TFL at Rutgers ... added four tackles at Syracuse ... notched two tackles and a sack against Miami ... had three tackles and a TFL versus Louisville ... added two tackles and a half TFL against West Virginia.
2010: Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... tallied 16 tackles, a sack, three TFL and a PBU ... posted two tackles against Stony Brook ... added a stop at Florida ... notched two tackles and his first career sack versus FAU ... tallied two tackles, including a TFL, against Rutgers ... added two tackles, including a TFL, at Louisville ... posted four tackles versus Pitt ... broke up a pass against Connecticut.
2009: Promising season was slowed by injuries midway through the year ... played in eight games, starting three, at defensive tackle ... accounted for 11 tackles, including a season high of four against Wofford in season opener ... also had half a tackle for loss.
2008: Played in one game against FIU, registering two tackles ... sidelined by an ankle injury after the FIU game.
TROUP COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the 64th best defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com and 66th by Scout.com ... had 13 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... named all-region in 2007 ... won team award for best defensive lineman in 2007 ... a three-year football letterwinner ... also lettered in wrestling (two years) ... chose USF over Arkansas, North Carolina and Southern Miss.
PERSONAL: Raised by Jackie Jennings ... full first name is Ticory, but goes by "Cory" ... expected to graduate in December 2012 with a degree in criminology.