Scottie Graham

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Scottie Graham
Date of birth: (1969-03-28) March 28, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Long Beach, New York
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: The Ohio State University
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 7
Organizations
As player:
1992
1993-96
1997
New York Jets
Minnesota Vikings
Cincinnati Bengals
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

James Otis Graham, better known as Scottie, (born March 28, 1969 in Long Beach, New York) is a former professional football player who played running back for six seasons in the NFL; New York Jets (1992), Minnesota Vikings (1993–1996) and the Cincinnati Bengals (1997).

Career[edit]

Graham was a high school All-American in three sports: football, wrestling and lacrosse. He continued his football career with a full scholarship to The Ohio State University, lettering four years and starting three years as running back. Senior year, Scottie was elected team captain by his peers.

Graham continued his graduate studies during the off-season and received his Master's Degree in Black Studies at Ohio State during his fourth year with the Minnesota Vikings. In 1993, Graham certainly climbed through the ranks to make a name for himself, finishing the season as Minnesota's leading rusher, and by the end of December, his 448 yards placed him 16th in the NFC with zero fumbles. In one two game stretch, Scottie rushed for 166 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs and the following week, rushed for 139 yards against the Green Bay Packers. These 305 total rushing yards during two games were the most ever by a Viking running back in a two game stretch.

Currently entering his 13th year with the NFL Players Association in Washington, D.C., Graham began his career as a Regional Director with the trade association; however, he moved to the commercial subsidiary NFL PLAYERS to directly engage players with business partners, as the Director of Player Marketing and Engagement.

Personal life[edit]

Graham and his wife Mary live in Ashburn, VA with their two children, Mylek and Marika.