Grant attended the University of Tennessee, and played for the Tennessee Volunteers football team from 1997 to 2000.

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Deon D'Marquis Grant (born March 14, 1979) is a former American football safety who played 12 seasons in the National Football League.

He played college football for the University of Tennessee, was a member of Tennessee's national championship team and earned All-American honors.

He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and also played professionally for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants of the NFL.

He won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants against the New England Patriots.

Grant was picked up in free agency by the Seattle Seahawks in 2007.

He was cut March 15, 2010 mostly because of his large contract.

He finished his tenure in Seattle with 224 tackles, eight interceptions and one fumble recovery.

His leaping interception in UT's overtime win over Florida in 1998 was a crucial play in the Vols' march to the BCS National Championship.

Grant left Tennessee and declared for the NFL Draft following his junior year.