Jimmy Graham’s Football Decision Pays Off, First Miami Hurricane Drafted

April 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For University of Miami tight end Jimmy Graham, the promise of an NFL career came to fruition on Friday night, after the New Orleans Saints drafted him in the third round.
The North Carolina native became the first Miami player drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, taken 95th overall by the defending Super Bowl Champions.
Graham joins former Hurricane great and fellow tight end Jeremy Shockey in the Big Easy, along with linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
"It's a dream come true to play for the New Orleans Saints," Graham said in a news release. "It's a team that I have followed and been a fan of for the last 10 years. No other player will be as hard-working or as passionate as I am going to be. I can't wait for the opportunity to learn under Jeremy Shockey, Drew Brees, and head coach Sean Payton.
"I am so excited and can't wait to get to work. I give a lot of credit to the coaches at Miami for giving me the chance and preparing me for an opportunity to play in the NFL. I owe...

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