2006: Worked as a member of the practice squad.
Lincoln East HS: In 2004 preseason, was ranked as the nation's No. 16 linebacker by Tom Lemming ... ranked No. 5 prospect in the state by Rivals.com ... played in five games his senior season before suffering an ankle injury ... posted 65 tackles, including 40 solos, in those five games ... a first team all-state selection his senior season ... two-time first team all-city honoree and two-time all-conference recipient ... played on the varsity three seasons ... as a junior ranked No. 2 in the state with 148 tackles ... coached by John Gingery ... also lettered in basketball.
Data: Born 3-27-87 in Tulsa, Okla. ... son of Doug and Donna Gritton ... has an older sister, Jessica ... major: general student ... pronounced GRIT-on.