Aaron Graham

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Aaron Graham
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Position: Center
Personal information
Born: (1973-05-22) May 22, 1973 (age 48)
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Denton (TX)
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1996  / Round: 4 / Pick: 112
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:92
Games started:40
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Aaron Geddes Graham (born May 22, 1973) [1] is a former professional American football center who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Arizona Cardinals (1996–1999), the Oakland Raiders (2001), and the Tennessee Titans (2002). Graham also played college football for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 1991 to 1995, where he played in three national championship games, winning two in 1994 and 1995.

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High school career

Graham attended Denton High School in Denton, Texas, where he played for the Denton Broncos high school football team.

College career

Graham attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1991 to 1995 under head coach Tom Osborne. Graham played as the starting center for most of the 1993 through 1995 seasons, and played in three national championship games, winning two back-to-back in 1994 and 1995. [2] During his 1993 season, Graham and the Cornhuskers entered the 1993 Orange Bowl ranked number 11 at 9-2 but lost to Florida State University. In 1994, Graham and the Cornhuskers finished the season with an 13–0 record, beating Miami for the national title in the 1994 Orange Bowl. [3] In his senior season, Graham and the Cornhuskers won the rest of their regular season games, finishing 12-0. Nebraska won the championship game against Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, 62-24.

As a senior, Graham was named the 1995 AP All-American Football Player. He won multiple awards during his college career such as Academic All-American from 1994 to 1995 and the 1996 Top Eight Award that is given to the nation's elite scholar athletes. While playing college ball for Nebraska he was also recognized by the NCAA for "athletic accomplishments, academic achievements, character, leadership and other activities". [4]

Professional career

Graham played six seasons as center in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals (1996–1999), the Oakland Raiders (2001), and the Tennessee Titans (2002). Graham was planning on going back for his 7th season with the Tennessee Titans, but instead retired after six seasons with the NFL.

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References

  1. "Aaron Graham Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  2. "Aaron Graham - Class of 1992 - Nebraska football recruits". dataomaha.com. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  3. C, Bill (2017-06-28). "1994: Nebraska 24, Miami 17". Football Study Hall. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  4. "NCAA honors Graham". McCook Daily Gazette . AP. 9 January 1996. p. 9. Retrieved 18 February 2016.