At 6-6 and 260 lbs, Jimmy Graham seems to be currently the best Tight End in the league! The stats are there to prove it. Jimmy Graham had an impressive rookie start last year for the Saints and has only gotten better starting in his second year. He has become a hot target for quarterback Drew Brees and averages 15 yards per catch. Graham had a tough child hood, at age 11 he was placed in a group home where he was bullied and physically beaten. A church youth counselor took him in, improved his grades, and straightened him out to become a basketball star for his high school and earning a basketball scholarship to University of Miami. Graham played basketball from 2005 to 2009 at the University of Miami and graduated with a double major in marketing and management. After graduating, Graham stayed at Miami to take some graduate classes and played a season of football. Turns out as good as he was playing basketball, he was a great football player at the tight end position scoring 5 touchdowns. Drafted by the New Orleans saints in 2010 with the help of former tight end Jeremy Shockey, Graham has made his mark as an elite all pro football player. Jimmy Graham turned out to be a great grab by New Orleans and his future is looking like a “hall of fame” kind of player. Graham at age 24 is a tough, strong, hard to tackle, outstanding football player and I hope to have him as a Saint for a long time.
Here is a video about Jimmy Graham and his childhood: