Deon Grant Wins Super Bowl XLVIGrant Wins Super Bowl
Deon Grant made six tackles with the Giants.
Feb. 5, 2012
Former Vols defensive back Deon Grant became the 31st Tennessee product to win the Super Bowl on Sunday night. He made six tackles as the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots, 21-17.
Grant made five tackles on defense and one on special teams. The 31 former Vols have combined to win 38 Super Bowls. Grant had played in the Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers, but lost in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.
With the Patriots, Jerod Mayo tied for the game-high in tackles with 11 and forced a fumble. Shaun Ellis made two tackles with New England as well.
University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and Virginia Tech head man Frank Beamer, whose teams meet in the Battle at Bristol in two years, serve as co-Grand Marshals for NASCAR's Sprint Cup stop in Bristol this week.