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Graham Gano biography

Date of birth : 1987-04-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Albroath, Scotland
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, kicker for the Redskins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Graham Gano is an American football placekicker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Florida State. Gano has also played for the Las Vegas Locomotives.

Graham Gano is a strong-legged kicker who is looking to establish himself with the Redskins. He signed with the Redskins in Week 13 last year and played in four regular season games, converting all four of his field goal attempts and 6-of-7 extra point attempts. Earlier in 2009, Gano was with the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives, where he converted 13-of-16 field goal attempts and all 20 PATs. His 53-yard field goal was a league high, and he also kicked the game-winning field goal in the UFL championship game. At Florida State, he won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker as a senior in 2008 after connecting on 24 of 26 field goals.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Signed with the Redskins as a free agent on Dec. 8, 2009
* Played in four regular season games and connected on all four of his field goal attampts and 6-of-7 extra point attempts
* Entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Baltimore Ravens in April 2009
* Kicked for the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives, where he converted 13-of-16 field goal attempts and all 20 PATs. His 53-yard field goal was a league high, and he also kicked a game-winning field goal in the UFL championship game.

2009 (Redskins)
* Played in four regular season games.
* Connected on all four of his field goal attempts (long of 46), and 6-of-7 extra point attempts.
* Made his NFL debut at Oakland (12/13) and connected on both of his field goal attempts (46,41) and four extra point attempts.
* Connected on 2-of-2 field goals (22, 25) and two extra point attempts at San Diego (1/4).

COLLEGE
* Earned the Lou Groza Award as the top college place kicker in the nation in 2008 connecting on 24 of 26 FGAs (92.3%), including 18 in a row.
* Finished first in the nation for FGs made (24), percentage of field goals converted (92.3%), and 50+ yard field goals (5) in 2008.
* As a senior, was named to the Rivals.com, Scout.com, and CBS Sports 1st-team All-American teams.
* Was the first player in Florida State history to handle all the kicking duties (punting, placements, and kickoffs).
* Was the only punter ever to be named the MVP of a bowl game when he was named the Most Valuable Player in the Champs Sports Bowl in 2008.
* Was named to the 1st-team All-ACC team in 2008.
* As a senior, led the ACC with 105 points and hold the Florida State record for 50-yard FGs (5), despite tearing the meniscus in his right knee two weeks before the start of the 2008 season.
* Majored in Criminology.

PERSONAL
* Born in Albroath, Scotland, and grew up in Pensacola, Fla.
* Attended J.M. Tate High School
* Kicked a state record 65-yard field goal as a senior

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