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Corey Dewayne Graham (born July 25, 1985) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at New Hampshire. He has also played for the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, and Philadelphia Eagles. Graham is a one-time Pro Bowler and two time Super Bowl champion.

Corey Graham
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Graham with the Chicago Bears in 2011
Free agent
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 33)
Buffalo, New York
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Turner-Carroll
(Buffalo, New York)
College:New Hampshire
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 168
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:706
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:6
Pass deflections:69
Interceptions:18
Defensive touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

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College careerEdit

Graham attended the University of New Hampshire, where he played for the New Hampshire Wildcats football team.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
195 lb
(88 kg)
4.42 s 10 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

Chicago BearsEdit

Graham was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. In 2008, Graham started at cornerback alongside longtime Bear Charles Tillman. Graham registered his first career interception on October 19, 2008 off of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte.[2] Graham also recorded 91 tackles in the 2008 season.

Graham was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2011 after a season in which he recorded 16 total tackles, deflected three passes, forced a fumble, and caught three interceptions.[3]

Baltimore RavensEdit

Graham signed with the Baltimore Ravens on March 23, 2012.[4] Graham said that upon signing with the Ravens, he looks to see more time on defense, as well as continuing his solid special teams play.[5]

Graham had a limited role on defense at first, but injuries to Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith helped earn him more playing time.

Graham was named the CBS player of the game for the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 Divisional round playoff game against the top seeded Denver Broncos. In this game, Graham intercepted two Peyton Manning passes and made 8 tackles. Graham returned his first interception of the game 39 yards for a touchdown, giving the Ravens a 14–7 lead midway through the first quarter. Graham's second interception of the game occurred in overtime and led to a Ravens game-winning field goal, advancing the team to the AFC championship game.[6] The Ravens entered the game as 9.5 point underdogs, but won the game in double overtime, 38–35, thanks in part to Graham's performance. Graham would call joining the Ravens the second best decision of his life, behind marrying his wife. Graham earned his first Super Bowl ring on February 3, 2013, when the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.[7]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On March 12, 2014, Graham signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.[8]

On March 10, 2017, Graham was released by the Bills.[9]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On August 3, 2017, Graham signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[10] Graham won his second Super Bowl ring when the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII with Graham recording five tackles.[11]

On August 5, 2018, Graham re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pro Football Reference: 2007 NFL Combine". National Football League. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Young cornerbacks step in and step up in Bears victory". Archived from the original on October 21, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008.
  3. ^ Wildcat Alum Corey Graham Earns NFC Pro Bowl Berth for Chicago Bears Archived February 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Corey Graham, Ravens agree
  5. ^ Ravens CB Corey Graham says Bears never gave him chanceJason Butt, CBS Sports
  6. ^ Joining Ravens Best Decision Of Corey Graham's Life Archived January 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Garrett Downing, Baltimore Ravens.com Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Corey Graham agrees to four-year deal with Bills
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (March 10, 2017). "Bills release veteran Corey Graham". BuffaloBills.com.
  10. ^ Alper, Josh (August 3, 2017). "EEagles sign Corey Graham". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  11. ^ "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  12. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 5, 2018). "Corey Graham Returns And Eagles Add Tight End". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

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