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Watch Janarion Grant return Adam Korsak’s punt for a TD



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What happens when the greatest kick returner in Rutgers history meets the greatest punter in Rutgers history? As we found out on Friday night, it was magical. Janarion Grant, who returned eight kickoffs/punts for touchdowns in his Rutgers career, has had similar success for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL. He had also returned eight touchdowns on special teams including a kickoff in the Grey Cup last season. On Friday, night he did it again but this time it was against a former Scarlet Knight.

The all-time greatest Rutgers punter Adam Korsak, was playing in just his second game with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He had never seen a returned like Grant before Friday.

Korsak’s punt went 62 yards and was a good one. However, it was then returned by Grant for a 92-yard touchdown. The beauty in the return was that Grant broke eight tackles to do it. It was yet another spectacular return for the former Baltimore Raven. Korsak hopefully has a long pro career ahead of him. Although he never played with Grant at Rutgers, he has now seen his brilliance up close. Grant even sped by Korsak on the way to the end zone!

You can watch the amazing play right here.

Grant and Korsak weren’t the only former Rutgers players in the game. Former RU wide receiver Carlton Agudosi also plays for Winnipeg. (Ultram) He caught three passes for 19 yards and scored a touchdown.

Rutgers was well represented on Friday and check back for continued coverage of the CFL with these Scarlet Knights all season.

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  1. dranktheRUKoolaid

    June 17, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    WOW!! what an amazing return!

    But I don’t believe for a second that it would have happened if Korsak was punting for Rutgers. I can see the changes to his punting already. First, Adam always waited until the punt rush was much closer to him (before kicking) as he rolled for several seconds to his right. That allowed the coverage team to get much closer to the punt returner as the ball was bouncing around. Second, that was an extremely high punt from Korsak. At Rutgers we almost always saw line drive-type punts (again, kicked several seconds after the snap).

    The bottom line is that very few people actually returned a punt against Korsak at Rutgers — because the school played to his strengths as a punter.

  2. Biochemist01

    June 17, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    That was freaking awesome!

  3. Bleedru

    June 17, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    Good to see the old Jamaican. After that safety from Iowa stepped on his ankle he wasn’t the same. We lost his services for the rest of his eligibility. He could have been the difference in a few games we lost.

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