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Shayne Graham biography

Date of birth : 1977-12-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Radford, Virginia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, Kicker for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Shayne Graham is an American football kicker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Graham, 6-0, 214 pounds, is a veteran of nine NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2001), Carolina Panthers (2002) and the Cincinnati Bengals (2003-09). Graham went to training camp with Baltimore in 2010 but was waived on Sept. 4. He was signed by the New York Giants on Oct. 16 due to an injury to their kicker and played in one game before being waived on Oct. 18. He was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free agent out of Virginia Tech in 2000.

Graham has converted 196 of 230 field goals for an 85.2 field goal percentage, the fifth best total in NFL history. He has made 280 of 283 extra points for 868 total points

Career Highlights

* In 2005, Graham earned his first-career Pro Bowl selection, after leading the AFC with a Bengals' franchise- record 131 points (third in the NFL) while connecting on 28 of 32 field goal attempts and a career-high 47 extra point attempts.
* Graham is the fifth-most accurate kicker in NFL history (85.2%, connecting on 196 of 230 field goal attempts).
* Has made 98.9% of his extra point attempts (280 of 283), combining with 196 field goals for 864 career points.
* Finished his tenure with Cincinnati as the franchise's most accurate kicker, producing an 86.8% mark (177 of 204) in seven seasons.
* Owns Bengals record for points in a season (131 in 2005), field goals in a season (31 in 2007) and Field goals in a game (7 in 2007).
* Also owns Cincinnati's franchise record for consecutive field goals made with 21 (game 1-10 in 2007).
* Is the Bengals' No. 2 all-time scorer with 779 points (Jim Breech - 1,151 points).

2010 (1/0 - Patriots)
* Made his Patriots debut, connecting on both field goals he attempted (from 31 and 36 yards), and was three-for-four on extra points against the Steelers (11/14).

2010 (1/0 - New York Giants)
* Kicked in one game, connecting on all four extra point attempts and attempting zero field goals vs. Detroit (10/17). He was signed due to an injury to Lawrence Tynes.

2009 (16/0, 1/0 - Cincinnati)
* Led the Bengals with 97 points, connecting on 23 of 28 field goal attempts (82.1%) and 28 of 29 extra point attempts (96.6%) in the regular season.
* Recorded eight touchbacks on 69 kickoffs.
* Tied his career-long field goal mark with a 53-yarder versus Cleveland (11/29).
* Played in his second-career playoff game versus the New York Jets.

2008 (14/0 - Cincinnati)
* Connected on 21 of 24 FGAs (87.5%) and all 15 extra point attempts for 78 points.
* Missed two games with a groin injury.
* Connected on a 19-yard at Indianapolis (12/7), which pushed him to 662 career-Bengals points, past Doug Pelfrey (660) into second place on the all-time franchise list.

2007 (16/0 - Cincinnati)
* Posted a career-high and Cincinnati franchise-record 92.1% on FGAs, connecting on a career-high 31 of 34 attempts and all 37 extra point attempts for a team-leading 131 points.
* Made a team-record 21 consecutive field goals.
* Connected on a career-high and Cincinnati franchise-record seven field goals in one game at Baltimore (11/11), which tie for second-most in a single game in NFL history.

2006 (16/0 - Cincinnati)
* Connected on 25 of 30 field goal attempts and 40 of 42 extra point attempts for 115 points.
* Posted a career-high 13 touchbacks on 84 kickoffs, tying him for fifth in the NFL.

2005 (16/0, 1/0 - Cincinnati)
* Earned his first-career Pro Bowl selection, after leading the AFC with a Bengals' franchise-record 131 points (third in the NFL) while connecting on 28 of 32 field goal attempts and a career-high 47 extra point attempts.
* Posted a career-best 11 special teams tackles.
* Hit his lone field goal attempt and both extra point attempts in the Wild Card Game at Pittsburgh (1/8).

2004 (16/0 - Cincinnati)
* Finished with 122 points after completing 27 of 31 field goal attempts and nailing all 41 extra point attempts.

2003 (16/0 - Cincinnati)
* Converted 88% (22 of 25) of his field goal attempts and kicked 40 extra points, accruing 106 points, in his first season with Cincinnati.

2002 (11/0 - Carolina)
* Played in Carolina's final 11 games of the season, converting on 13 of 18 field goal attempts and nailing all 21 extra point attempts.

2001 (6/0 - Buffalo)
* Scored 25 points on six of eight field goal attempts and connected on all seven extra point attempts after signing with Buffalo (11/27).
* Successfully kicked his first two career-field goals (20 and 27 yards) in a 25-24 win against Carolina in his first- career game (12/9).

2000 (0/0 - New Orleans)
* Entered the NFL on June 30 as a rookie free agent and did not attempt a field goal in the preseason before being waived (8/22).

College

* Recorded 371 points to become the then-career scoring leader at Virginia Tech and the Big East.
* Was just the second player to be named to the first-team All-Big East four consecutive seasons.
* Connected on 68 of 93 field goal attempts (73.1%).
* As a senior in 1999, was honored as the Big East Special Teams Player of the Year after leading the conference and breaking the school's single-season scoring record with 107 points.
* Set Virginia Tech and Big East records with 97 consecutive extra points made.

Personal

* Born Michael Shayne Graham on December 9, 1977 in Radford, Virginia.
* Played football and soccer at Pulaski County High School in Dublin, Virginia.

Extra

* On November 11, 2007 at Baltimore, Graham scored all of Cincinnati's points in a 21-7 win, going seven-for-seven on field goals and breaking Doug Pelfrey's 1994 Bengals record of six field goals in a game. Graham's seven field goals in a single game tied for second in NFL history (record is eight).

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