Grim’s goals include topping his dad

Delta freshman receiver Derrion Grim has goals this season.

The McNair graduate and recent transfer from Nebraska said he wants to earn his AA degree and transfer to a four-year institution this year after helping the Mustangs win the state championship. And there’s one more goal on his checklist: “Athletically, my goal is to beat whatever my dad put up here when he went to Delta.”

So what did Derrion’s father, La Te’f Grim, tell his son about his one and only season at Delta in 1997?

“He told me, I don’t know if it’s a fact because he didn’t show me, but he did tell me he got 46 catches, 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns,” Derrion said. “So that’s just a little something that motivates me every time I come out here.”

After searching the internet, I found that La Te’f Grim caught 58 passes for 1,114 yards in his lone season as a Mustang. I couldn’t find the number of touchdown receptions he made that season. But if the elder Grim’s stats are in question, there is no question about his remarkable talent and career.

La Te’f Grim graduated from Franklin High and spent his freshman year of college at San Jose State, but he did not play football. Grim regained his love of football after a year away from the game and transferred to Delta. He played one season at Delta and earned enough credits to accept a scholarship as a sophomore to the University of Pittsburgh, where he had a sensational career with 174 receptions for 2,607 yards and 15 touchdowns. Grim’s coach at Pitt was former Pacific player and head coach Walt Harris.

Derrion Grim hopes to follow his father’s footsteps and earn enough credits in his freshman year at Delta to earn his AA degree and transfer to a four-year institution.

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