Early Stay in Oklahoma (2009-2010) Edit
Before his time with the AFL, Grady played for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of the af2 in 2009. The team would finish 7-9, the team's third losing season in its six years of existence. In 2010, the Yard Dawgz moved up into the AFL after the dissolution of the af2 following the 2009 season, with many of the players moving with it, Grady included. It would be the start of a winding path to AFL stardom for Grady, even if his debut in the league was less than spectacular.
The Yard Dawgz opened with a loss to the expansion Jacksonville Sharks, with Grady throwing just four touchdowns in a 38-54 game. Through the next three weeks, the team wouldn't find much success either, going 1-3 in that time, the only win against the Cleveland Gladiators in Week Two. Though wins weren't a common occurrence for the Yard Dawgz by this point, their AFL-rookie quarterback began to show signs of elite potential, specifically in a game against the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings in Week Six, throwing ten touchdowns and 430 yards in an 88-79 offensive duel. After two close losses to the Arizona Rattlers and Tampa Bay Storm in subsequent weeks, the Yard Dawgz won three-straight to bring their regular season record to 6-7—their playoff chances still within reach. Unfortunately for the team, it would drop its last three games to close out the season with a regular season record of 6-10, missing the playoffs. Grady finished his AFL-rookie season with a respectable 4,307 yards passing, 82 total touchdowns, and 61% completion rate.
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