September 23, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Tamarean Grant

Tamarean Grant is a class of 2021 linebacker out of Homer High School in Homer, Louisiana. Grant is 6’1″ and weighs 245 pounds. He is an impressive run stopper at middle linebacker and is a solid tackler with the ability to shed blocks. He always finishes off blocks with a mean streak. He has been 1st Team All-District and 2nd Team All North Louisiana. He has a 3.6 gpa, ACT score of 18, and is also apart of Future Business Leaders Of America, FCA, and FFA.

CHECK OUT GRANT’S HIGHLIGHTS HERE

How would you describe your season so far? How do you feel about your upcoming playoff match against White Castle?

I would describe this season to be one of the best Homer has had in years. Not just record wise, but also going out there playing as one unit and doing what we’re coached. I feel really good about this matchup against White Castle because we’re gonna go out there and show people we can play against some of the best talent 1A has to offer.

Did you have any specific goals coming into this season? If so, how has that been going so far?

My goal for this year was to get bigger and stronger, and it went very well. I weighed 220 pounds around 5’10”, and I am now 245 6’1” and also getting way stronger in the weight room. Also I want to win a state championship and the team and I are on a mission for that.

How did you even get into playing football? Is there anything specific that motivated you to keep playing?

What made me get into playing was hearing all the kids coming to school, talking about how their Pee Wee games went. Hearing their stories made me want to play. I begged my momma to play around 9 years old, and it stuck with me ever since. Me thinking of what I might miss out on pushes me to keep playing. Every time I feel like quitting or giving up, I just think about what I might miss out on if I stop playing the game.

What has football taught you about yourself or life?

Football has taught me to always look forward, keep your head up, and keep pushing.

What’s your favorite thing about your being a linebacker?

My favorite thing about my position at linebacker iis being able to run around the field and meeting people in the hole lighting them up.

What would you say are your main strengths on the field?

I would say my strengths are my feet and also my ability to read plays.

How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

My coaches and teammates would describe me as a great leader who pushes everybody to be better

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

My favorite thing about playing in Louisiana is the competition here!

Three words to describe yourself?

Humble, smart, hard-working.

What hobbies do you have outside of sports?

I like to play the game sometimes and play with my dogs.

Are there any college or NFL athletes that you look up to or try to model your play style after?

A player I look up to is Devin White. The way he can read a play and come down and make a tackle is crazy.

What is one thing could you not go a day without?

I can’t go a day without family.