GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. John Grant Jr. on Thursday re-signed with the Denver Outlaws.

The 2020 MLL season was delayed in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. His 54 points in 2014 remains the third-highest total in Outlaws single-season history as he was named MLL Championship Game MVP after helping the team to their first Steinfeld Trophy in 2014. Your email address will not be published. RELATED: Colorado lacrosse legend John Grant Jr. named OC at Johns Hopkins University. RELATED: John Grant Jr. mastering lacrosse trick shots, 'We're fired up to have Junior back in an Outlaws' uniform," general manager Jon Cohen said in the statement.

Previously he was the online prep sports editor. “The Outlaws are thrilled to have John Grant Jr back on the field as a player and coach for the 2020 season,” Denver Outlaws President Matt Bocklet said. In a statement from the Outlaws, 45-year-old Grant Jr. says, "My heart's still in it.". Hutton Jackson is a freelance sports writer, professional video editor and co-founder of Pro Lacrosse Talk. “Junior is not only the greatest player in our league’s history, but he is also the greatest professional lacrosse player of all time. Grant Jr. came out of retirement for the 2019 season during which he played 14 games, scoring 21 goals and recording 39 points.

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Grant Jr. announced his intentions to retire on April 19, 2017 and served as the Outlaws’ offensive coordinator for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, contributing to the team’s third championship victory in 2018 as a coach.

Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. John Grant Jr. MLL Spotlight: John Grant Jr. November 8, 2019 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Denver Outlaws News Release Boston, MA- John Grant Jr. is quite simply the "Iron Man" of lacrosse.

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Outlaws President Matt Bocklet states, “The Outlaws are thrilled to have John Grant Jr back on the field as a player and coach for the 2020 season. By continuing to use the site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Introduction: John Grant Jr. is currently offensive coordinator and player for the Denver Outlaws and the United States Air Force Academy men’s lacrosse team. While the MLL’s plans for their 2020 season have not yet been announced, an announcement is expected to be made before the end of June.

Grant Jr. also played for the Rattlers (2001, 2005-08), Nationals (2009-11), Lizards (2011), Bayhawks (2012-13) and Machine (2016). Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), John Grant Jr., Major League Lacrosse’s all-time leading scorer, re-signs with Denver Outlaws, Brush-Berthoud football game rescheduled to Tuesday, THIS WEEK IN SPORTS: The second half of football season begins, Weldon Valley loses heartbreaker to Arickaree/Woodlin, 32-30, Wiggins runs out of steam in 34-6 loss to Holyoke, This website uses cookies to improve your experience. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. He was also recently named the offensive coordinator of the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team in May. Grant Jr. will continue to coordinate the Outlaws’ offense in 2020 as a player-coach, along with head coach Tony Seaman and defensive coordinator Ken Clausen. John Grant Jr., the all-time leading scorer in Major League Lacrosse, has re-signed with the Denver Outlaws for the 2020 season the team announced Thursday.

His jersey hangs in three stadiums … and counting. A start date has yet to be announced. “It’s tough to walk away from being a player when your heart wants to be out, with your team, doing incredible things.

Di Miller, Denver Outlaws Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© We posted the news yesterday afternoon that the Denver Outlaws, the 2018 MLL Champions announced Saturday May 25, 2019 that veteran John Grant, Jr. has announced he will be coming out of retirement and returning to their roster for the 2019 season. John Grant Jr. on Thursday re-signed with the Denver Outlaws.

Appearing in 28 games for the Outlaws from 2014 to 2016, Grant Jr. recorded 59 goals and 53 assists for 112 points. "My heart's still in it," the 45-year-old lacrosse legend said.

2020 is the season people won’t forget. By continuing to use the site, you accept our. Hutton played four years of college lacrosse at DeSales University where his highest lacrosse accolade was being named to Inside Lacrosse's 2014 All-Name Team, an honor that didn't require stepping on the field. “My heart’s still in it,” Grant Jr. said in the team’s release.

“The Outlaws are thrilled to have John Grant Jr back on the field as a player and coach for the 2020 season,” Denver Outlaws President Matt Bocklet said. “Anytime you can say you’re going to have the greatest lacrosse player of all time playing in the lineup, it’s exciting. Grant, 45, is also entering his fourth season as the team’s offensive coordinator. The 6-2, 220-pound attackman was named MLL’s Most Valuable Player in 2007 and 2008 and won five MLL Championships with four different teams (Rattlers in 2008, Nationals in 2009 Bayhawks in 2012 and 2013, Outlaws in 2014). He was third on the team in points and helped the Outlaws to their fifth MLL championship appearance in six years. Junior will do what he does best and that’s lead our team to another championship.”. Required fields are marked *. “We’re fired up to have Junior back in an Outlaws’ uniform,” Outlaws general manager John Cohen said in a news release. Prior to that, he covered Adams County and Aurora in the YourHub section. Similar to the 2019 season, Grant Jr.'s role will be that of a player-coach, also serving as the team's offensive coordinator.

A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Grant Jr. will play in his fifth season with Denver (2014-16, 2019-20). Professional women’s lacrosse is back in the summer of 2021!