Geneo Grissom was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (97th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
2015 (14/0, 0/0)
- Appeared as a reserve in 14 regular-season games and registered five tackles, one sack and one special teams tackle.
- Was inactive for two regular-season contests and both playoff games.
- Posted his first multi-tackle game with two takedowns vs. Miami (10/29).
- Contributed on special teams and defense, recording his first NFL sack when he dropped Ryan Tannehill for an 8-yard loss at Miami (1/3).
- Grissom played in 39 games with 11 starts and registered 88 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
- Was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention his senior year.
- Geneo draws inspiration from his father's fight with cancer. In 2009, his father and hero, Eugene Grissom, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. "He's just always been the source of my inspiration, my drive of wanting to be just better. Be a better person," Geneo Grissom told the Providence Journal. "He worked so hard to put food on the table for us."
- They also bonded over music. Geneo Grissom traded in his drum sticks for football pads a while ago, but thanks to his father he's musically talented. He learned how to single out notes and play by ear on the keyboard and drums, his instrument of choice.
- "We made each other a promise. I said, ‘If you take care of the football, I'll take care of this cancer,'" Eugene Grissom said. "So far we've both owned up to it."
- Was a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com coming out of high school.
- Recorded 76 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hits, 7½ sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and eight passes defensed as a senior at Hutchinson High School.
- Named AVCTL Defensive Player of the Year and first team AVCTL defensive end in 2009 as well as all-Class, all-state Top 22 and first team 5A Defensive End as a senior.
- Majored in African-American studies at Oklahoma.