Garrett Granberg, an assistant athletic director and football coach at Greater Atlanta Christian, has been selected for the Wheaton College (Ill.) Hall of Honor, the school announced this past week.
Granberg, an All-American at running back by D3football.com as a Wheaton senior in 2004, helped the Thunder to three consecutive CCIW championships and four NCAA Division III Playoff appearances.
In Granberg's senior season, he set a school single-season record with 1,371 rushing yards on 251 carries. He reached the end zone 13 times that year, and averaged 5.5 yards per carry and 114.2 rushing yards per game.
In four seasons at Wheaton he ran for 2,963 career yards, a mark that was second in program history at the time of his graduation (now third). He scored 34 rushing touchdowns in his time at Wheaton, and his 204 career points was fourth on Wheaton's all-time list at the time (now 10th).
Granberg lives in Lawrenceville with his wife Amelia, and the couple has four children: Mary Mason, Ford (deceased), Caroline and Nealie.
GAC’s athletic director and head football coach, Tim Hardy, also is in Wheaton’s Hall of Honor. He was inducted in 2014.