2005 All Star East


Alex Grignon

Defensive Back

6’1 175 lbs.

High School Coach: Dave Mifsud

High School: Dearborn, A

College: Northern Michigan University


Alex earned two varsity letters in football and four in wrestling. In his junior season of football Alex played only defense at cornerback and recorded 7 interceptions. He was second on the team in tackles. In his senior campaign, Alex started on both sides of the ball, playing flanker on offense and various positions in the defensive backfield. Captain of the team, he called the defense, lead the team in tackles with 86, and in interceptions with 7. On the offensive side of the ball he totaled 12 touchdowns, two rushing, six receiving, and four by returning kicks. He led the team to an 11-2 record and to the state semi­final game. Alex was voted the team’s MVP and received the team’s leadership award.


Alex had three seasons of wrestling, and was 24 wins shy of reaching 100 victories before a season ending shoulder injury at the beginning of his senior season. He was All Area three times and All Conference twice.


Alex will attend Northern Michigan University this fall on a football scholarship. He plans to go into secondary education to become a teacher and a coach. Alex thanked his parents for pushing him to be his best and, “was happy I had the opportunity to play for my dad, Jamie, who is the defensive coordinator at Dearborn High.” He also thanked his mom, “for always being there, win or lose, my team, my coaches, and all other family and friends for supporting me all season long.”



All City 1st Team, Dearborn Press & Guide, 2003 and 2004

Mega Red Conference 1st Team,  2004

All Metro West 1st Team, Detroit Free Press, 2004

All Metro 1st Team, Detroit News, 2004

All State 1st Team Class A, Detroit News, 2004

All State Defensive Captain Division II, Detroit Free Press, 2004

Gary Danielson Award, Dearborn Press & Guide, 2004