May 12, 2003
Slager, the nation's fifth leading passer last season, finished the 2002 season with 230 completions (8th in the Ivy record book) for 2,609 passing yards (T-15th in Ivy record book). He tied two NCAA I-AA records when he connected on 20 of 20 first half passes against Rhode Island, equaling the NCAA record for consecutive passes completed in a game, and consecutive passes completed to start a game. He completed on an Ivy League record 44 of 58 passes for 497 yards and three touchdowns against URI. His 497 passing yards, an Ivy League record for a non-Ivy game, was just four yards shy of the Ivy League record of 501 yards passing.
Grinna is a punishing fullback, who can also catch the ball coming out of the backfield. He ran for 106 yards last season and made 15 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. Grinna, who recently won the Brown Athletics Cliff Stevenson Award, is a volunteer in a South Providence library, where he is an instructor of English as a second language, and a volunteer in the Woonsocket Community Outreach program.
Garnett had a breakthrough season last season for the Bears defensive line. The 6-2, 250 Garnett led the Bears with seven tackles for a loss, while his 36 total tackles were tops among the Bears' defensive line. He had a season high eight tackles against Princeton, including three tackles for a loss against the Tigers.