Who could emerge for Fresno State’s offense? Rivers says Derrion Grim


Fresno State’s first practice of fall camp is this Friday.

Having lost 13 starters off last year’s squad, there will certainly be some new guys who will need to emerge.

At Mountain West football Media Days, we asked running back Ronnie Rivers to give us someone on offense who could be ready for a breakout season, and he mentioned senior wide receiver Derrion Grim.

“He had the catch against ‘Bama my freshman year for the touchdown, but last year, he really wasn’t a big part of the offense, just because of Jamire Jordan and KeeSean Johnson,” said Rivers. “But now that he’s pretty much the main guy, the returner, I can’t wait to see what he does.”

The senior receiver has shown flashes of his big-play ability in his two years as a Bulldog.

As Ronnie metioned, he caught a touchdown pass at Alabama as a sophomore, and finished with 20 receptions and a couple scores last season as a junior.

Grim had scholarship offers from both Boise State and Nebraska coming out of Mcnair High School in Stockton, where he set the California state record for receiving yards in a single season as a high school senior. He chose the Cornhuskers and enrolled early at Nebraska in the spring of 2016, but after one semester, decided to return closer to home. He then spent a season at Delta Junior College, where he led the Mustangs with 931 yards and 10 touchdowns on 58 receptions, before signing with Fresno State.

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