Corey Graham

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Corey Graham
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Graham during his tenure with the Chicago Bears in 2011
No. 20     Buffalo Bills
Cornerback / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Buffalo, New York
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Buffalo (NY) Turner Carroll
College: New Hampshire
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 168
Debuted in 2007 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 314
Quarterback sacks 1.0
Interceptions 10
Forced fumbles 4
Stats at NFL.com

Corey Graham (born July 25, 1985) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at New Hampshire.

College career[edit]

Graham attended the University of New Hampshire, where he played for the New Hampshire Wildcats football team.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Graham was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Graham registered his first career interception on October 19, 2008 off of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte.[1] Graham also recorded 91 tackles in 2008.

Graham was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2011 after a season in which he recorded 160 total tackles, deflected three passes, forced a fumble, and caught three interceptions.[2]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Graham signed with the Baltimore Ravens on March 23, 2012.[3] Graham said that upon signing with the Ravens, he looks to see more time on defense, as well as continuing his solid special teams play.[4]

Graham had a limited role on defense at first, but injuries to Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith helped earn him more playing time.

Graham caught his 5th career interception November 18, 2012 on Sunday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He returned the ball 20 yards in a 13-10 win.

He would have his second interception against the Steelers two weeks later.

Graham was named the CBS player of the game for the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 Divisional round playoff game against the top seeded Denver Broncos. In this game, Graham intercepted two Peyton Manning passes and made 8 tackles. Graham returned his first interception of the game 39 yards for a touchdown, giving the Ravens a 14-7 lead midway through the first quarter. Graham's second interception of the game occurred in overtime and led to a Ravens game-winning field goal, advancing the team to the AFC championship game.[5] The Ravens entered the game as 9.5 point underdogs, but won the game in double overtime, 38-35, thanks in part to Graham's incredible performance. Graham would call joining the Ravens the second best decision of his life, behind marrying his wife. Graham earned his first Super Bowl ring on February 3rd, 2013, when the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On March 12, 2014, Graham signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.[6]

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