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Nick Graham
22   Nick Graham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla

High School:
Millwood HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 191

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L


10/27/2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006 (photos by James Walton Beazley)

Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has played in 37 career games and has 18 career starts . . . has 127 career tackles, including 92 solos . . . has 17 passes defended including 11 pass break-ups and six interceptions in his career . . . named preseason first-team all-Conference USA by The Sporting News and Blue Ribbon College Yearbook . . . 2005 -- Started all 13 games . . . was named second-team all-Conference USA . . . ranked first in C-USA and eighth nationally with six interceptions . . . ranked sixth in Conference USA with 12 passes defended including six interceptions and six pass break-ups . . . had 72 tackles including 51 solos . . . collected a career-best 12 tackles against Fresno State in AutoZone Liberty Bowl . . . had seven tackles, one stop for -4 yards and one pass break-up vs. East Carolina . . . totaled eight stops vs. UTEP . . . had seven tackles and one stop for -5 yards vs. SMU . . . had interceptions against Minnesota, Oklahoma, North Texas, Houston, Southern Miss and UCF . . . had four stops, one interception, one pass break-up and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD vs. Houston . . . 2004 -- Saw action in all 12 games and started five contests . . . was in the starting lineup against Nevada, Rice, SMU, San Jose State and UTEP . . . compiled 40 tackles, including 30 solos, and had four pass breakups . . . had a career-high seven stops against Rice . . . also had six stops vs. Louisiana Tech and San Jose State . . . 2003 -- Played in 12 games as a true freshman . . . did not play in the season opener . . . was credited with 15 tackles, including 11 solos . . . had a season-high four tackles against Louisiana Tech . . . had two stops and forced one fumble against San Jose State . . . Overall -- Had a good spring . . . has good speed and man-to-man coverage skills . . . has good instincts . . . needs to maintain consistency . . . a great student of the game who understands the defense.

High School --Was a three-year letterwinner and starter . . . helped lead his team to three straight Class2A state titles, including a 15-0 record as a senior . . . was ranked 26th on the Rivals.com Oklahoma top-30 list as a senior . . . was a second-team Little All-City performer . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman . . . received a two-star rating by TheInsiders.com . . . ran on the Class 2A state championship 4x100-meter relay team in 2002, and placed third in the 100m and fourth in the 200m . . high school coach was Don Willis.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Kansas City Chiefs, while his favorite NFL player is Champ Bailey . . . his favorite professional athlete is Deion Sanders . . . his role model is his mother, Angela . . . his favorite college stadium in which he's played is Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium . . . parents are Michael and Angela Graham . . . majoring in communication.

Graham's Career Statistics
Defense	G	UT	AT	Tot	Loss	Sack	FR	FF	PBU	Int
2003 (Fr)12	11	4	15	1/-2	1/-2	0	1	1	0
2004 (So)12	30	10	40	1/-1	0/0	0	1	4	0
2005 (Jr)13	51	21	72	3.5/-16	1.5/-9	0	0	6	6
Totals	37	92	35	127	5.5/-19	2.5/-11	0	2	11	6