2007 - FRESHMAN
Spent the fall of 2006 as a second baseman at Dyersburg State ... Transferred to Tennessee for the spring semester ... Coached at DSCC by Robert White.
2006 - REDSHIRT
Redshirted during the 2006 season.
Graduated from Jackson Central-Merry High School in Jackson, Tenn., where he was coached by Richie Conway ... Played shortstop and second base for the Cougars ... Made the All-District Tournament Team as a junior and senior and also earned a spot on the All-Region Tournament Team as a senior ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and also active in YoungLife ... Participated in the Beta Club.
Full name is Grant Jay Betler ... Born Aug. 27, 1987, in Jackson, Tenn. ... Son of Pam and Larry Betler ... His cousin, Adam Yates, was a right-handed pitcher at Ole Miss from 2001-03 and was named to Collegiate Baseball's Freshman All-America Team in 2001 ... Another cousin, Kyle Yates, played one year of baseball at Ole Miss before transferring to North Alabama ... Academic major: Exercise science.