CSU QB Grayson honored


Colorado State senior quarterback Garrett Grayson earned several weekly honors after his career-best performance in the Rams’ 45-31 victory over Wyoming.

The senior communication studies major was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, CFPA National Performer of the Week, CFPA Quarterback Performer of the Week and National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter Player of the Week.

Grayson connected on 18-of-21 passes for 390 yards and five touchdowns in the 105th edition of the Border War. At the end of the game, Grayson had a passing efficiency rating of 320.29, the highest nationally in 2014 by over 43 points. Baylor’s Seth Russell is second with 277.17.

The five touchdown passes were a career high and the most by a CSU quarterback since Matt Newton’s five at Air Force on Nov. 11, 2000.

Grayson opened up the game completing 13 consecutive passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. This is the second-most consecutive completions in a single game by a Rams quarterback since Caleb Hanie connected on 14 consecutive passes vs. Colorado in 2006.

The native of Vancouver, Wash., has led his team to a 7-1 record, CSU’s best start since 2000, while setting several CSU records. Grayson now owns CSU’s all-time passing records in yards (7,640), passing touchdowns (53) and pass completions (587). On the year, he has thrown for 2,456 yards and 21 touchdowns.

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