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Daniel Graham
TE #86
Height:
6-3
Weight:
257
College:
Colorado
Experience:
10

Biography

 
PRO: Daniel Graham is in his 10th NFL season and his first campaign with the Titans.  Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the former Mackey Award recipient spent the last four seasons (2007-10) as a team captain with the Denver Broncos.  Graham started his career in New England, where he helped the Patriots to victories in Super Bowl XXXVIII (2003 season) and Super Bowl XXXIX (2004 season).  The 6-foot-3-inch, 257-pound tight end is a physical presence on the line of scrimmage and will be relied upon to open holes for the Titans’ rushing attack.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Owns 11 games of playoff experience with six starts, including three AFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls.
•    Joined Alge Crumpler, Tony Gonzalez and Todd Heap as one of four tight ends in the NFL to catch at least one touchdown pass every year from 2002-09.
• Started 61 of 63 games played as a captain for the Broncos from 2007-10, totaling 102 catches for 1,072 yards (10.5 avg.) with seven touchdowns.
• Established himself as one of the NFL’s best blocking tight ends as part of a New England offense that ranked fifth in the league in rushing touchdowns (51) from 2004-06.
• Helped the Patriots capture the AFC East title for the fourth consecutive season in 2006 with 21 receptions for 235 yards (11.2 avg.) and two touchdowns as an 11-game starter.
• In 2004, set a career high with seven touchdown receptions for New England, which tied for the second most among NFL tight ends that season.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Graham’s family has a history of producing stellar football players.  His father, Tom, played collegiately at Oregon and professionally for the Denver Broncos (1972-74) as a linebacker.  Daniel’s twin brother, Josh, played football at North Carolina and his older brother, Phillip, played defensive back at Colorado State in the late 1980s.
•    Graham was named to the New England Patriots’ All-Decade Team for the 2000s.  He was the starting tight end on two Super Bowl Championship  teams in 2003 and 2004.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Torrance, Calif., native was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (21st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent March 9, 2007.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011.

COLLEGE:
•    Finished his four-year career at Colorado with 106 receptions for 1,543 yards (14.6 avg.) with 11 touchdowns.
•    Graham received the John Mackey Award (nation’s top tight end) and became the University of Colorado’s 25th consensus first-team All-America selection as a senior in 2001 after leading all tight ends in the nation with 753 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
•    Ranked second among tight ends in the nation with 51 receptions as a senior while also receiving first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors that year.
•    Majored in ethnic studies at Colorado.

PERSONAL:  
• Was a PrepStar All-American and was chosen as a SuperPrep All Midlands team member at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver.
• Earned the Randy Brewer Award, given annually by the school to its most inspirational player in honor of the school’s late coach.
• As a senior, made 33 catches for 741 yards (22.5 avg.) with six touchdowns while collecting 29 tackles (15 solo) with 12 sacks in seven starts at outside linebacker.
• Graham’s father, Tom, played collegiately at Oregon (where he finished his career as the school’s all-time leading tackler) and professionally for the Broncos (1972-74) as a linebacker.  Father saw time in 33 games (23 starts) during three seasons with the Broncos.  Daniel’s twin brother, Josh, played football at North Carolina and his older brother, Phillip, played defensive back at Colorado State in the late 1980s.
• Lettered three times in basketball in high school, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds in six games as a senior.
• Owned a 3.2 grade point average in high school and received the Junior Class Academic Award (highest GPA of all juniors).
•    Born Daniel Graham on Nov. 16, 1978, in Torrance, Calif.
 
PRO: Daniel Graham is in his 10th NFL season and his first campaign with the Titans.  Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the former Mackey Award recipient spent the last four seasons (2007-10) as a team captain with the Denver Broncos.  Graham started his career in New England, where he helped the Patriots to victories in Super Bowl XXXVIII (2003 season) and Super Bowl XXXIX (2004 season).  The 6-foot-3-inch, 257-pound tight end is a physical presence on the line of scrimmage and will be relied upon to open holes for the Titans’ rushing attack.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Owns 11 games of playoff experience with six starts, including three AFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls.
•    Joined Alge Crumpler, Tony Gonzalez and Todd Heap as one of four tight ends in the NFL to catch at least one touchdown pass every year from 2002-09.
• Started 61 of 63 games played as a captain for the Broncos from 2007-10, totaling 102 catches for 1,072 yards (10.5 avg.) with seven touchdowns.
• Established himself as one of the NFL’s best blocking tight ends as part of a New England offense that ranked fifth in the league in rushing touchdowns (51) from 2004-06.
• Helped the Patriots capture the AFC East title for the fourth consecutive season in 2006 with 21 receptions for 235 yards (11.2 avg.) and two touchdowns as an 11-game starter.
• In 2004, set a career high with seven touchdown receptions for New England, which tied for the second most among NFL tight ends that season.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Graham’s family has a history of producing stellar football players.  His father, Tom, played collegiately at Oregon and professionally for the Denver Broncos (1972-74) as a linebacker.  Daniel’s twin brother, Josh, played football at North Carolina and his older brother, Phillip, played defensive back at Colorado State in the late 1980s.
•    Graham was named to the New England Patriots’ All-Decade Team for the 2000s.  He was the starting tight end on two Super Bowl Championship  teams in 2003 and 2004.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Torrance, Calif., native was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (21st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent March 9, 2007.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011.

COLLEGE:
•    Finished his four-year career at Colorado with 106 receptions for 1,543 yards (14.6 avg.) with 11 touchdowns.
•    Graham received the John Mackey Award (nation’s top tight end) and became the University of Colorado’s 25th consensus first-team All-America selection as a senior in 2001 after leading all tight ends in the nation with 753 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
•    Ranked second among tight ends in the nation with 51 receptions as a senior while also receiving first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors that year.
•    Majored in ethnic studies at Colorado.

PERSONAL:  
• Was a PrepStar All-American and was chosen as a SuperPrep All Midlands team member at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver.
• Earned the Randy Brewer Award, given annually by the school to its most inspirational player in honor of the school’s late coach.
• As a senior, made 33 catches for 741 yards (22.5 avg.) with six touchdowns while collecting 29 tackles (15 solo) with 12 sacks in seven starts at outside linebacker.
• Graham’s father, Tom, played collegiately at Oregon (where he finished his career as the school’s all-time leading tackler) and professionally for the Broncos (1972-74) as a linebacker.  Father saw time in 33 games (23 starts) during three seasons with the Broncos.  Daniel’s twin brother, Josh, played football at North Carolina and his older brother, Phillip, played defensive back at Colorado State in the late 1980s.
• Lettered three times in basketball in high school, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds in six games as a senior.
• Owned a 3.2 grade point average in high school and received the Junior Class Academic Award (highest GPA of all juniors).
•    Born Daniel Graham on Nov. 16, 1978, in Torrance, Calif.
 
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 148 224 2,490 11.1 16.8 48 25 41 3 122 3
2012 NO 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 16 2 25 12.5 1.6 21 1 1 0 2 0
2010 DEN 16 18 148 8.2 9.3 28 0 3 0 5 1
2009 DEN 16 28 289 10.3 18.1 24 1 3 0 14 0
2008 DEN 16 32 389 12.2 24.3 28T 4 8 0 20 0
2007 DEN 15 24 246 10.3 16.4 28 2 3 0 12 0
2006 NE 12 21 235 11.2 19.6 29 2 3 0 12 1
2005 NE 11 16 235 14.7 21.4 45T 3 4 2 9 1
2004 NE 14 30 364 12.1 26 48 7 6 1 20 0
2003 NE 14 38 409 10.8 29.2 38 4 8 0 21 0
2002 NE 12 15 150 10 12.5 31 1 2 0 7 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 148 18 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 NO 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 16 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 DEN 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NE 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 NE 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 NE 14 2 0 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 NE 12 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 148 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 NO 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 DEN 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2009 DEN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2008 DEN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2007 DEN 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 NE 12 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2005 NE 11 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2004 NE 14 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2003 NE 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2002 NE 12 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --

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