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Jon Michael McGraw (born April 2, 1979) is a former American football safety. He was selected by the New York Jets with a second-round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft out of Kansas State University. He has most recently played with the Kansas City Chiefs and also played with the Detroit Lions.

Jon McGraw
No. 38, 40, 47
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1979-04-02) April 2, 1979 (age 40)
Manhattan, Kansas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Riley County (Riley, Kansas)
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:360
Interceptions:10
Sacks:2.0
Player stats at NFL.com

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College careerEdit

McGraw played collegiately as a walk-on under head coach Bill Snyder at Kansas State University from 1997-2001. He was a non-scholarship redshirt his freshman year of 1997. McGraw became a starter in 2000 after getting action as a back-up in 1999. In 2000 as a junior, he was a Big 12 Honorable Mention by the AP and coaches. He led the Wildcats to a Cotton Bowl victory over the Tennessee Volunteers. 2001 would be McGraw's final season, a season that Wildcats struggled to a 6-5 record, after a loss to the Syracuse Orangemen in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl.

Professional careerEdit

Prior to the start of the 2005 season, McGraw was traded by the Jets to the Detroit Lions for a 7th round draft choice in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On March 29, 2007, McGraw signed a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. On September 13, 2009, McGraw scored his first touchdown after blocking a punt against the Baltimore Ravens. McGraw also had an interception when the ball was tipped in the air and he caught in the endzone for a touchback. This would also lead to a 39-yard Hail Mary touchdown from Tyler Palko to Dexter McCluster. In 2011, his final year in the NFL, McGraw was awarded the Chief's Ed Block Courage Award, an award voted by his teammates for role models of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage.

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2002 NYJ 15 39 30 9 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2003 NYJ 6 31 20 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NYJ 12 39 31 8 0.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
2005 DET 8 21 16 5 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 DET 16 44 34 10 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2007 KC 13 10 9 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 KC 16 44 35 9 0.0 2 0 0 1 4 4 4 0 1
2009 KC 14 46 42 4 1.0 0 1 0 1 27 27 27 0 1
2010 KC 12 39 30 9 0.0 0 0 0 2 4 2 4 0 6
2011 KC 10 47 31 16 1.0 1 0 0 3 4 1 4 0 6
Career 122 360 278 82 2.0 5 4 0 10 39 4 27 0 24

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jon McGraw Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2 April 2014.

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