Todd Grantham’s son Corbin gets assist for finding his BUCK Jonathan Greenard


Corbin Grantham was at a camp with his dad when a particular talent caught his eye.

His father, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, is none across college football as having an aggressive style that relies on athletes willing to play with a quickness and intensity that can turn to havoc without the right pieces.


Corbin knew Jonathan Greenard could be one of those right pieces though. He told his dad to check out the linebacker. Grantham agreed with the assessment and recruited Greenard to Louisville, where the former was serving as defensive coordinator at the time.


Greenard, a Georgia native, grew up a self-professed Florida Gators fan but he wanted to play for Grantham at as a Cardinal. He spent his redshirt freshman year under the defensive coordinator before Grantham moved to Mississippi State to join Dan Mullen. The talented Greenard though continued to impress.


In his first two seasons, he tallied 9.5 sacks, 66 total tackles including 22.5 for loss, nine quarterback hurries and an interception. He was elected a captain before the 2018 season, represented the Cards at ACC Media Days and was all set for a true breakout year.

Then he suited up at Camping World Stadium, set to take on No. 2 Alabama in the season kickoff. On the first defensive series of the game, his season was over.


“I just remember going in for the kill shot. Next thing you know, I’m going for the kill shot and I’m out for the year,” recalls Greenard.