Born December 16, 1971 - San Pedro, California.
Jeffery Adam Granger grew up in Orangefield, TX. Jeff considers his early years of growing up most important. His family did not have a lot of resources, so his Brother (Bobby ) and Jeff would come up with all different games to compete with each other. Jeff played Baseball with his older brother's friends (who were three years older.) From that, he got tough and raised his performance and competition level to keep up with the "Older Boys."
Jeff Went to Orangefield High School between 1986-1990. He was and National Honor Graduate and lettered 15 times in various sports. He received 3 letters in Football, 4 in Baseball, 3 in Track, 2 o in Basketball, and 3 in Cross Country. In Football in both 1988 and 89, He was All-District and All-State. In 1990 he participated in the Whataburger All-Star Game. In 1988-89-90, he was All-District 1st Team, and in 1989 & 90, he was All-State 1st Team and voted MVP Both of those years. Also an outstanding hitter, he still holds the Texas state record for the longest hitting streak (42 games)
From 1990-1994 Jeff went to College at Texas A&M on Scholarship. He was a Collegiate 2 sport athlete excelling at quarterback and starting Baseball Pitcher. In 1992 as starting quarterback A&M was Conference Champs again with a 12-1 season. In 1991- 92 College Baseball, Jeff was 1st Team All-American. In 1993, he broke the Aggie record with 150 strikeouts and Roger Clemens' Southwest Conference career strikeout record. He also pitched in the College World Series, was all-SWC, and was named a First-Team All-American. Jeff was a Golden Spikes Award finalist and pitched for Team USA in international play. Jeff was selected to play in the 1991 Pan American Games (Olympic Qualifying for the 1992 Olympics.
His College Baseball coach Mark Johnson opened his eyes about how far he could Make it in Baseball. He learned how to reach his dream of being a Big League Pitcher. He Gave up his last two years of Football eligibility to sign a professional baseball contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Following College, he was the 1st round 5th pic for the Kansas City Royal Baseball MLB Franchise. Jeff also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jeff Played four seasons in the Major League.
In 1998 Jeff was inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame.