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Yorktown graduate has productive season as ODU quarterback

Junior ran for game-winning touchdown in final game
Grant Wilson helped the Old Dominion University football team to a 6-6 regular season

Yorktown High School graduate Grant Wilson has enjoyed a productive season as the starting quarterback for the Old Dominion University football team this fall.

In 11 games, the 6-foot-3 junior helped the Monarchs finish with a 6-6 regular-season record, making the team eligible to play in a bowl game. Wilson led ODU to victories in its final two games, defeating host Georgia Southern, 20-17, on Nov. 18, then rallying from a 21-0 halftime deficit to nip visiting Georgia State, 25-24, Nov. 25.

In that one-point win, Wilson ran three yards for the game-winning touchdown with no time remaining.

For the game, Wilson ran for 42 yards and was 15 of 33 passing for 208 yards and a touchdown.

Against Georgia Southern, Wilson ran for 45 yards and was 17 of 27 passing for 182 yards and a TD.

For the season, Wilson passed for 2,026 yards and 16 touchdowns and ran for 165 yards and two TDs. He also caught one pass for 26 yards and a score.

The finance major transferred to Old Dominion for the 2023 season after playing as a backup at  Fordham University his first three seasons.

At Fordham, Wilson was 10 of 13 passing for 93 yards and two touchdowns.

At Yorktown, Wilson was a standout  multi-season quarterback, leading the Patriots to the 2019 Liberty District championship in his senior year and helping the team reach the 6D North Region tournament final. Wilson passed for 2,632 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior.

He was a two-time district Offensive Player of the Year at Yorktown.