Football.com - everything football
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham
80
Jimmy Graham

TE

Date of birth
Nov 24, 1986
College
Miami (FL)
Height
6-7
Weight
264 Lbs

Bio

Jimmy Graham is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints. The former Miami Hurricane was the Saints’ third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

EARLY YEARS

Graham was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on November 24, 1986, but was placed into a group home at age 11. As a senior at Community Christian in Wilson, N.C. and Charis Prep in Wilson, N.C., Graham became a basketball star and earned a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Miami.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

After playing four years of basketball for the Hurricanes, Graham played a year of football while he took graduate classes. As a tight end, Graham finished his lone season with 17 catches for 214 yards and five touchdowns.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Because he had only one year of football experience, Graham fell to the 95th overall pick to the Saints in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Graham played behind Jeremy Shockey for most of his first season, but did make five starts. He finished his rookie season with 31 receptions, 356 yards, and five TDs.

With Shockey gone, 2011 was Graham’s year to shine, becoming the first Saints’ TE to have more than a 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He finished the season with a franchise-tying 99 catches for 1,310 and 11 TDs, earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

When Graham became a free agent after the 2013 NFL Season, the Saints placed the franchise tag on him. After lining up as a wide, receiving on 66 percent of plays, Graham wanted to be tagged as a WR, which would allow him to make $5 million more. On July 2, 2014, an arbitrator ruled that Graham was a TE for the purpose of the franchise tag.

Statistics

Stats REC TAR YDS Y/R TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ TAR 1DN YDS/G
2013 Regular Season 86 144 1215 14.1 16 56 11 3 0 25 61 75.94

Game Log

Date Opponent Result REC TAR YDS Y/R LONG RZ TAR TD ATT YDS Y/A RZ ATT TD
1-11-2014 @ Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 23-15 1 6 8 8.0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1-4-2014 @ Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 24-26 3 4 44 14.7 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-29-2013 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-17 5 8 71 14.2 33 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-22-2013 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 17-13 5 11 73 14.6 46 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ St. Louis Rams St. Louis Rams 27-16 2 6 25 12.5 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

High Stakes And Best Ball Format Sleepers

High Stakes And Best Ball Format Sleepers

by Jake Ciely

The high stakes/big money leagues are more prevalent than ever, which means owners are looking for more advice… and of course, sleepers! Your average high stakes owner is already more knowledgeable than the average owner, as seen in the yearly... Read more

Two-Quarterback League Strategies

Two-Quarterback League Strategies

by Anthony Olivetti

Fantasy football has evolved as the game has grown. Not so many years ago PPR leagues were far from the norm. Now they are nearly everyone’s preferred format... Read more

Jimmy Graham Signs New Deal With Saints

Jimmy Graham Signs New Deal With Saints

by Allen Kim

After a prolonged battle, Jimmy Graham has signed a new contract with the New Orleans Saints that will make him the highest-paid tight end in the league. Graham inked a four-year, $40 million deal with $21 million guaranteed today. https://twitter... Read more

Is Jimmy Graham Worth A First-Round Pick?

Is Jimmy Graham Worth A First-Round Pick?

by Donald Gibson

Jimmy Graham, the Saints tight end (or giant wide receiver or some weird hybrid position), was extremely valuable to the Saints and a billion fantasy teams in 2013... Read more