Jay Graham

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Jay Graham
No. 34, 35
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-07-14) July 14, 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth: Concord, North Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Concord (NC)
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64
Debuted in 1997
Last played in 2002
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 454
Average 3.5
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

Jay Graham (born July 14, 1975 in Concord, North Carolina) is a former running back for the Tennessee Volunteers and currently the running backs coach for Florida State University.

Playing for Concord High School from 1990–92, Graham was a nationally-recruited running back who broke school records in single-season and career rushing in his two and one half seasons with the Spiders. Named All-State and All-American, Graham signed a football scholarship with the University of Tennessee in 1992.

Graham rushed for 2,609 yards in his career (1993–96), ranking sixth on the Vols all-time rushing list. He is second on the all-time carries list with 540 and he scored 25 touchdowns in his four-year career as a Volunteer. Graham had season best totals in 1995 when he rushed for 1,438 yards on 272 carries putting him second in both categories in Vols school history. He tallied a career-best 211 yards against Vanderbilt. He also holds the single-season record for the most 100-yard rushing games with 10.

During his professional career he played for the Baltimore Ravens 1997-99, the Seattle Seahawks in 2001, and the Green Bay Packers for the 2002 season. He also played in the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes during the 2003 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Graham returned to his alma mater for the 2005 season as a Graduate Assistant before moving on to the UT-Chattanooga where he spent the 2006 season as their Running Backs coach. He moved again the next off season, this time to UT-Martin where he was the RB coach and Recruiting Coordinator. He changed locations again prior to the 2008 season when he became the RB coach for the Miami RedHawks. For the 2009 season he accepted a position with the South Carolina Gamecocks as the RB coach. After three seasons at South Carolina, he was named the new RB coach for the Volunteers, again returning to his alma mater. In February 2013 he left Tennessee to accept a similar position with the Florida State Seminoles.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodberry, Evan (27 March 2013). "BRIEF: Former UT running backs coach Jay Graham will make $275,000 at Florida State". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jay Graham". Florida State Official Site.