FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Kenton High School graduate Grant Sherman is one of five football players who are transferring to the University of Saint Francis to attend classes in the spring semester and will be eligible for the 2015 season.
Sherman is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback who attended University of Toledo in fall 2014. At UT, Sherman was listed on the roster as a tight end. He finished No. 2 on the single-season Ohio passing list with 5,920 yards and he threw for 65 TDs his senior season in 2013 helping KHS to a 13-1 record and the OHSAA Division IV State Semifinal game. KHS finished the regular season 10-0 and was ranked No. 1 in Division IV by the Ohio Associated Press in 2013.
USF Transfers 2015
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School / Previous School
Tanner Balazs IR 5-9 180 Warsaw, IN / Warsaw H.S. / Wabash College
Blake Blaker LB 6-4 245 Butler, IN / Eastside H.S. / Ball State Univ.
Phillip Gegner OL 6-0 260 Indianapolis, IN / Warren Central H.S. / Quincy Univ.
Grant Sherman QB 6-5 230 Kenton, OH / Kenton H.S. / Univ. of Toledo
Ryan Cinadr RB 5-11 180 Bryan, OH / Bishop Dwenger H.S. / Siena Heights Univ.
IR – inside receiver
Grant Sherman, QB, Kenton
All-Western Buckeye League First-Team QB 2013 . . .AP All-Ohio 2013 Second-Team . . . Senior QB completed record-setting career by establishing national records for single-season completions (438) and single-game completions (56). He also finished fifth in Ohio history in both career passing yardage (10,861 yards) and career passing TDs (122). Sherman’s 5,886 yards this season ranks No. 2 all-time for a single-season in state history behind fellow Kenton ace Ben Mauk’s 6,540 yards (in 2002). His 66 TDs is fourth in state history for a single-season behind Ben Mauk (76 in 2002) and Maty Mauk (69 in 2010 and 68 in 2011). Sherman broke his own national high school record for completions in a game (47) with 56 (on 78 attempts) in the Wildcats 46-43 win over Bryan in the D-IV Region 12 final. Sherman’s 665 passing attempts this season is No. 3 nationally all-time behind Ben mauk’s 2001 (674) and 2002 (669) seasons.
Ohio Yards Passing, Game
1. 684 Grant Sherman v. Shawnee 9/14/12 9 TDs
Yards Passing, Season
2. 5,920 Grant Sherman, Kenton (2013)
15. 4,076 Grant Sherman, Kenton (2012)
Yards Passing, Career
6. 10,895 Grant Sherman, Kenton 2010-13
Passing TDs, Season
4. 65 — Grant Sherman (2013)
14. 49 – Grant Sherman (2012)
Passing TDs, Career
6. 121 Grant Sherman (2010-13)
Tanner Balazs, Warsaw High School
Averaged 17 yards per catch and 6.8 yards per carry . . . also served as punt and kickoff returner as well as several roles on defense . . .Balazs, an All-NLC first team selection this past football season, also competed in baseball and track and field.