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  Michael Graham

Michael  Graham

Player Profile


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
St. Xavier

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 212



2006: Started all 14 games to run his streak of consecutive starts to 31, the second-longest on the team ... Tied for fourth on the team with 55 tackles ... Registered a career-high 8.5 tackles for loss ... Had 1.5 sacks ... Also broke up three passes, recovered a fumble and forced a fumble ... Led the Bobcats in tackles three times in the last seven weeks ... Had a seven-game streak with at least a share of a tackle for loss stopped in the MAC title game ... Tied his career high with nine stops, including two for a loss, at Kent State ... Forced a fumble that the Bobcats picked up and returned for a touchdown against UT Martin ... Broke up a pass in the end zone on a fourth-down play in the fourth quarter to prevent Western Michigan from scoring the game-tying touchdown.

2005: Started all 11 games to run his streak of consecutive starts to 17 ... Ended the season fifth on the team in tackles with 54 ... Also recorded six tackles for loss, one sack, two pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery ... Made a career-best three tackles for loss against Kent State ... Against Virginia Tech, he recorded nine tackles, including two for loss and one sack, all in the first half ... His sack was the first of his career.

2004: Was awarded scholarship after two years as walk-on ... Earned starting job in preseason and made first career start in season opener vs. VMI ... Recorded his first career fumble recovery in win over Keydets while adding two tackles ... Diagnosed with mononucleosis the following week and missed next four games ... Returned to starting lineup against Marshall, registering two tackles and forced a fumble versus the Thundering Herd ... Made career-high seven stops vs. Toledo, including one tackle for loss ... Topped that total the following week, registered eight stops vs. Bowling Green and another tackle for loss ... Credited with three stops vs. Kent State, one of them behind the line of scrimmage ... Made three tackles in the season finale against Akron.

2003: Saw action in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Credited with six tackles (four solo) ... Had a pair of stops against Western Michigan (both assisted) and Miami (both solo) ... Registered single solo tallies at Iowa State and Kentucky.

2002: Joined team as walk-on ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterman in football for St. Xavier ... Also earned a pair of letters in basketball, baseball and track ... Earned all-city, all-county and All-Greater Catholic League honors ... Missed most of the regular season his senior year with a broken foot ... Had over 100 tackles three times ... Served as co-captain in his senior campaign ... Competed on the 4x400 relay team that advanced to state his sophomore season.

PERSONAL: A mechanical engineering major ... Son of Kevin and Debbie Graham.