EAGLE ALUMNI

Grant Calcaterra - Oklahoma

As an Eagle Grant was ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. He was ranked 183rd in the country by ESPN, 235th by 247Sports and 265th by Scout. He was tabbed the No. 2 tight end in the country by ESPN, No. 6 by 247Sports and No. 9 by Scout and the No. 28 athlete by Rivals. Touted as the No. 17 player in the state of California by ESPN, No. 25 by 247Sports and No. 35 by Rivals. Invited to the finals of The Opening. Caught 57 passes for 958 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and added 48 receptions for 926 yards and nine scores as a junior.

In two-plus seasons at Oklahoma, Calcaterra caught 41 passes for 637 yards and nine touchdowns in 26 games. In 2018, his sophomore season, he caught 26 passes for 396 yards and six touchdowns, led all Big-12 tight ends in receiving yards and was a First-Team All-Conference selection. His 2019 season was cut short by injury, followed by his announcement that he was stepping away from football. He graduated from Oklahoma in May. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Calcaterra will have one year of eligibility left. He last played October 5, 2019 against Kansas.

Calcaterra announced in August, 2020 that he would return to football but not at Oklahoma. In November that he would transfer to Auburn but then decided not join the Tigers after all, following the coaching change from Gus Malzahn to Bryan Harsin. At SMU, Calcaterra will join a former Oklahoma teammate, quarterback Tanner Mordecai, who transferred to the Southern Methodist Mustangs in December. Calcaterra, who briefly retired from football because of multiple concussions, announced the news on Twitter.

COLLEGIATE HONORS:

  • 2017: All-Big-12 Conference Honorable Mention - Offense selection by League Coaches (TE)
  • 2018: All-Big-12 Conference First-Team - Offense selection by League Coaches (TE)
  • 2018: All-Big-12 Conference First-Team - Offense selection by Associated Press (TE)
  • One of only three players ever to catch a touchdown pass from two, and two-consecutive, Heisman Trophy winners: Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray (2018), both of the Sooners