Graham Harrell life and biography

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Graham Harrell biography

Date of birth : 1985-05-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Brownwood, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-31
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Graham Harrell is an American Football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL

Graham Harrell signed by Green Bay as a free agent on May 20, 2010... Was with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 2009, but spent the entire season on the injured list... Was released by Saskatchewan on April 22, 2010... Participated in the Cleveland Browns rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis each of the past two years... Finished college career atop the NCAA record books in several passing categories... Ranks first in NCAA history with 134 passing TDs and 1,403 completions, and his 15,793 career passing yards rank second only to Hawaii’s Timmy Chang (17,072, 2000-04)... Posted 20 games with 400-plus passing yards, which is tied for the NCAA record with Hawaii’s Colt Brennan (2005-07), and his 39 straight games with 200-plus passing yards are also a college record... Is the only QB in NCAA history to have two 5,000-yard seasons... His average of 351.0 passing yards per game ranks third in NCAA annals... ..

Graham was named the AT&T All-America Player of the Year as a senior and also was an AFCA first-team All-American, the first Tech QB to earn All-America status on any team since Jerry Kirkpatrick in 1953... Named Co-National Player of the Year by Sporting News and received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation’s top senior QB... Finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy... Named AT&T’s All-America Player of the Week four times on the season, the most of any player in college football... Led the nation with 5,111 passing yards on 442-of-626 passing (70.6 percent)... Threw 45 TD passes with just nine INTs, and led the nation with an average of 393.1 passing yards per game... Led Tech to a Cotton Bowl appearance and an 11-2 record as a senior, only the third 11-win season in school history...

Graham earned second-team All-Big 12 honors as a junior when he threw for 5,705 yards, second most in NCAA history behind only Tech’s B.J. Symons (5,833 in 2003)... Posted 11 games with 400-plus passing yards, a single-season NCAA record... Named the Sammy Baugh Trophy winner by The Touchdown Club of Columbus... Completed a Big 12 single-season record 512 passes on 713 attempts (71.8 percent), with 48 TDs and just 14 INTs... Threw for a career-high 646 yards on 46-of-67 passing at Oklahoma State (Sept. 22), the fourth-highest single-game total in NCAA annals... Posted 407 yards passing and three TDs on his way to earning Gator Bowl MVP honors in win over Virginia (Jan. 1)... Took over as the starter as a sophomore and threw for 4,555 yards and 38 TDs, the third-best season by a sophomore QB in NCAA history... Led the nation in completions with 412 and ranked second in passing yards...

He earned Insight Bowl MVP honors in Tech’s 44-41 OT win over Minnesota (Dec. 29) after throwing for 445 yards and two TDs in a game in which the Red Raiders trailed 38-7 midway through the third quarter... Played in six games as a redshirt freshman in ’05, completing 37-of-55 passes (67.2 percent) for 422 yards and three TDs... Earned his degree in history... Named Academic All-Big 12 as a junior... Was a two-time all-state selection and three-time all-district honoree at Ennis (Texas) High School, where he played for his father, Sam... Named the Gatorade Texas Player of the Year and named the Offensive Athlete of the Year by Dallas Morning News... Garnered Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year honors from The Associated Press as a junior and senior... Passed for 4,825 yards and 67 TDs as a senior, leading Ennis to an undefeated regular season and an average of 53.8 points per game... Threw for 3,411 yards and 46 TDs as a junior... Calls winning a state championship with his dad as a sophomore his most memorable sports achievement... Closed out his career as the state’s all-time leading passer with 12,532 yards and 167 TDs... Also lettered in basketball and track... Visited children’s hospitals during his time at Tech... Younger brother, Clark, is a senior QB at Abilene Christian University... Lists favorite athletes as Joe Montana and Roger Federer... Names Cold Case as his favorite television show, Gladiator as his favorite movie, and Lone Survivor and The Alchemist as his favorite books... Born Graham Stanton Harrell.




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