"I knew I was catching up to everyone," Branson said. "I started slow, but I knew it was catching up to Doran. By the time I caught him it was too late. It is what it is."
Although he didn't play in the spring game, Grant made the most of his opportunity today by picking up the victory.
"Yeah, that was fun," he said. "Racing against the students and having the team there and having the whole stadium watching, that was a lot of fun."
He punctuated his triumph with a back flip celebration near midfield.
"I was juiced up, so I said, ‘Yeah, I'm gonna go for it,'" Grant said.