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Dwayne Gratz
CB #27
Height:
5-11
Weight:
206
Age:
25
College:
Connecticut
Hometown:
Piscataway, N.J.
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 114 86 28 0.0 0 12 3 75 -- 55 1 2 0
2015 JAC 12 4 27 21 6 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 JAC 15 13 55 39 16 0.0 0 8 1 55 55 55 1 2 --
2013 JAC 10 8 32 26 6 0.0 -- 3 2 20 10 17 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 9-20 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIA W 23-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NE L 17-51 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @IND L 13-16 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @TB L 31-38 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 HOU L 20-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 BUF W 34-31 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @NYJ L 23-28 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @BAL W 22-20 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 TEN W 19-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 SD L 25-31 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @TEN L 39-42 5 4 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 IND W 51-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 ATL L 17-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @NO L 27-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @HOU L 6-30 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

2013 third-round pick played in 10 games with eight starts as a rookie ... Had 32 tackles (25 solo), two INTs and three passes defensed ... Tied for the team-lead in INTs ... Missed five of the first six games with an ankle injury ... Highest drafted CB by the Jaguars since 2003 (Rashean Mathis, 2nd round) ... Four-year letterman at Connecticut ...

PRO: 2013 third-round pick played in 10 games with eight starts as a rookie ... Had 32 tackles (25 solo), two INTs and three passes defensed ... Tied for the team-lead in INTs ... Missed five of the first six games with an ankle injury ... Highest drafted CB by the Jaguars since 2003 (Rashean Mathis, 2nd round) ... Four-year letterman at Connecticut ...

2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: Made two tackles (two solo) in season opener ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Inactive ... 9/27 at N.E.: Inactive ... 10/4 at IND: Made two tackles (one solo) ... 10/11 at T.B.: Made two tackles (one solo) ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Started at CB and made one tackle (one solo) ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Made his second consecutive start, making six tackles (four solo) ... 11/8 at NYJ: Saw action at CB and on special teams ... Made his 100th career tackle ... 11/15 at BAL: Saw action at CB and made three tackles (two solo) ... 11/19 vs. TEN: Saw action at CB and on special teams ... 11/29 vs. S.D.: Started at DB, making four tackles (four solo), and on special teams ... 12/6 at TEN: Started at RCB and made five tackles (four solo) ... 12/13 vs. IND: Saw action at CB and on special teams ... 12/20 vs. ATL: Inactive ... 12/27 at N.O.: Inactive ...

2014: Played in a career-high 15 games with 13 starts ... Registered a career-best 55 tackles (39 solo), nine passes defensed, one INT and one tackle for loss ... Tied for second on club with two forced fumbles ... 9/7 at PHI: Started at LCB and totaled four tackles (three solo) ... 9/14 at WAS: Started at LCB and made five tackles (three solo) and a team-high two passes defensed ... 9/21 vs. IND: Posted a season-high seven tackles (six solo) ... 9/28 at SD: Started at LCB and made three tackles (one solo) before suffering a concussion in the second quarter ... 10/5 vs. PIT: Inactive (concussion) ... 10/12 at TEN: Returned to the lineup and saw action as a reserve CB ... 11/2 at CIN: Started at CB and made six tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed ... 11/9 vs.
DAL: Started at CB and had two passes defensed along with three solo tackles and one tackle for loss ... 11/23 at IND: Started at CB and had his first career forced fumble. Added three tackles (two solo) ... 11/30 vs. NYG: Started at CB and forced a fumble of Larry Donnell in the fourth quarter that was recovered by Aaron Colvin and returned 41 yards for a TD. Finished with five tackles (four solo). Second straight game with a forced fumble ... 12/28 at HOU: Started at CB and posted a team-high three passes defensed. Intercepted Case Keenum in the first quarter and returned it 55 yards for his first career TD. Tied for the fifth-longest return in franchise history ...
 
2013: 9/8 vs. KC: Made NFL debut with start at LCB and finished with three solo tackles. Injured his ankle late in the second quarter and did not return ... Was inactive the next five games ... 10/20 vs. SD: Returned to the lineup and had one solo tackle ... 10/27 vs. SF: Registered a career-high five solo tackles in extensive action at CB ... 11/10 at TEN: Started at CB and matched his career-high with five tackles. Registered his first career INT, picking off Jake Locker in the second quarter and returned it 17 yards ... 11/24 at HOU: Started at CB and made four tackles (two solo) ... 12/1 at CLE: Recorded his second career INT with a pick of Brandon Weeden in the second quarter. Added three solo tackles and a team-high two passes defensed ... 12/5 vs. HOU: Started at CB and matched season-high with five tackles (four solo) ... 12/22 vs. TEN: Started at CB but left the game in the first half with an ankle injury and did not return ... Was inactive in season-finale on 12/29 at IND ...

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman … Appeared in 50 games, including 39 starts … Career totals include 189 tackles (141 solo), 30 passes defenses, 11 tackles for a loss, eight INTs, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries … Ranked 23rd among active NCAA FBS players with eight INTs … Returned two INTs for TDs … Sociology major.

2012: Named first-team All-Big East and All-America Super Sleeper by The NFL Draft Report … Started all 12 games … Led defense that ranked 36th in the nation in pass defense (212.0 yards per game) and ninth in total defense (309.62 yards per game) … Allowed only 22-of-91 passes targeted in his area (24.18%) to be completed for 172 yards (7.82 yards per completion / 1.89 yards per attempt) … Opened the season with a 37-yard INT return for a TD vs. UMass … Recorded a season-high 11 tackles (eight solo) and three pass breakups vs. Louisville ...

2011: Earned second-team All-Big East honors … Started all 11 games at CB … Recorded 53 tackles (35 solo), four pass breakups, three INTs, and one forced fumble … Posted eight tackles (four solo) and one interception vs. Iowa State … Tallied three tackles, including one for a loss and one interception vs. Ryan Nassib and Syracuse … Finished the year with a season-high nine tackles (five solo), one INT and one forced fumble vs. Cincinnati ...

2010: Named second-team All-Big East and third-team Sophomore All-America by NFLDraftScout.com … Started 11 of 13 games at CB … Ranked third on the team with a career-high 63 tackles (54 solo). Totaled 10 passes defensed, two INTs (one for a TD), one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ...

2009: Appeared in all 13 games, starting four of the last five games … Season totals include 20 tackles (16 solo), four passes defensed and one fumble recovery … Returned a fumble recovery 34 yards for a TD vs. Syracuse … Allowed 7-of-26 (26.92%) passes to be completed for 58 yards (8.29 yards per reception / 2.23 yards per attempt) ...

2008: Redshirt freshman … Named the Defensive Scout Player of the Week before the season opener vs. Hofstra and awarded Special Teams Scout Player of the Week before the Baylor, Cincinnati and West Virginia games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Piscataway (N.J.) High School … Served as the team captain his senior year … Garnered All-State and All-Region honors … Played WR and CB … Helped team compile 9-3 and 7-3 records during his first two seasons … As a senior, led team to an 11-1 mark, ranking 21st in the state … Recorded 65 tackles and 16 passes defensed his senior year … Won the state championship in both 2005 and 2007 … Named All-County in track after running a 7.5 in the 55-meter hurdles.

PERSONAL: Son of Wanda Gratz … One of eight children … Third-oldest of his siblings … Has three brothers and four sisters … All three brothers played WR and DB in high school ... Twitter handle is @DJG24_7.

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