Jarrad Grant is an Australian rules footballer who has played for the Western Bulldogs Football Club in the AFL since nominating for the 2007 AFL National Draft. He was drafted from his TAC Cup team, the Dandenong Stingrays selected by the Bulldogs with their first selection (#5 overall) in the hope that he would add height and marking power to the Bulldogs small forward line.
On 22 February, Grant (who was named as an emergency for the NAB Cup game later that night against the Essendon Football Club) was stung by a stingray. He was later released from hospital but missed the game.
Grant made his AFL debut in Round 5 of 2009, but only played the one game, in which he only had one kick for the year. He returned to the Bulldogs side in Round 5 of 2010 and has maintained his position in the side, showing promising signs of becoming a long-term forward-line player including a personal best performance of 6 Goals vs Essendon in Round 22, 2010.
Although Jarrad now resides in the city, he hails from the Mornington Peninsula and still calls the Mornington peninsula home visiting family and friends when time permits. Jarrad is an AIS/AFL Academy graduate who originally played with various local clubs including Langwarrin, Frankston Rovers, Frankston Bombers and the Frankston Dolphins in the VFL and was a member of the Footscray Bulldogs VFL premiership side in 2014.
Jarrad is studying an Advanced Diploma in Management and will further complete a Bachelor in Applied Management, and is keen to advance his skills with various coaching courses in the future.