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Tommy Grady
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Tommy Grady in his tenure with the Albany Empire.

Position:

Quarterback (#4)

Team:

Albany Empire

Age:

33

Height:

6' 7"

Weight:

245 lbs.

AFL Achievements:

2x First-Team All-Arena (2012, 2018), 2x AFL MVP (2012, 2018), 2x Offensive Player of the Year (2012, 2018)

Career History:

Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (2009-10), Utah Blaze (2011-13), Pittsburgh Power (2014), Jacksonville Sharks (2015-17), Albany Empire (2018-present)

Tommy Grady (born March 18th, 1985) is an American football quarterback and the current starting quarterback for the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League. Grady's experience with the AFL dates back to 2009 when he played for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of the af2, before the franchise annexed into the AFL a year later. Since then, Grady has been among the most consistent quarterbacks in AFL history, with close to 800 passing touchdowns and 35,000 passing yards in almost eight full seasons as a starter.

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.

Overall Statistics Edit

Passing Edit

Year Team Yds Comp Att % TD INT QBR
2010 OKL 4307 363 597 60.8 81 17 104.9
2011 UT 4365 382 580 65.9 107 11 120.0
2012 UT 5870 507 743 68.2 142 21 119.7
2013 UT 3570 310 541 57.3 67 28 86.7
2014 PITT 4717 429 710 60.4 115 17 109.7
2015 JAX 4684 402 598 67.2 95 12 122.0
2016 JAX 4495 400 587 68.1 94 7 125.4
2018 ALB 2957 228 341 66.9 81 6 126.2
Career 34965 3021 4697 64.3 782 119 115.7

Rushing Edit

Year Team Att Yds YPA TD
2010 OKL 23 -28 -1.2 1
2011 UT 30 44 1.5 5
2012 UT 38 62 1.6 7
2013 UT 17 32 1.9 1
2014 PITT 17 30 1.8 1
2015 JAX 7 -17 -2.4 0
2016 JAX 3 10 3.3 0
2018 ALB 9 -12 -1.3 0
Career 144 121 0.8 15