Ray Graham  

Height: 5-9   Weight: 193   Age: 28

Born: 9/18/1990 Elizabeth , NJ

College: Pittsburgh

Experience: Season









Draft 2013

Pick Analysis: When Graham and his half-brother Khaseem Greene (their father, Raymond Graham, played football at Purdue) say they?ll run into each other on Saturday ?- they mean it. In fact, the Rutgers linebacker and 2011 Big East Defensive Player of the Year was part of six tackles against his brother in last October?s meeting (though Graham had 159 rushing yards on the day). This year, the teams meet in the penultimate regular season game ?- but since both have NFL talent, it probably won?t be the last time their pads will pop.

Graham spent his first two years on campus as the back-up to Dion Lewis. He played in 13 games as a true freshman, carrying 61 times for 349 yards and four scores, and received more work in 2010 (two starts in 12 games; 148-922, eight TD rushing; 24 receptions for 213 yards, two TD receiving). In addition, Lewis returned 38 kicks for 838 yards over those first two years. It looked as though Graham was in for a big junior year as a full-time starter in 2011, rushing for 958 yards and nine touchdowns (and catching 30 passes for 200 yards) in the first eight weeks of the year before tearing his right ACL against Connecticut. He worked hard to make it back for his senior season, carrying the ball 14 times for 71 yards in the season opener. Graham?s play improved as the season went on, as he eclipsed the 100 yard mark in three of his final five games, with a 94 yard rushing performance vs South Florida to end his season, but he suffered a hamstring injury in bowl practices which kept him out of the BBVA Compass Bowl. His impressive work as a runner (222-1042-11 TDs) and receiver (36-340-2 TDs) earned him All-Big East first-team honors.


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  1. 2013 Draft profile: Running Back Ray Graham, Pittsburgh

    Published: April 17, 2013 at 08:53 p.m.

    A look at the college highlights of Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham.

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