Career Honors: 2016: KU’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week (Texas); KU’s Special Teams Player of the Week (Iowa State); KU’s Special Teams Player of the Week (Oklahoma State); KU Special Teams Player of the Week (Ohio). 2015: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team; Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring). 2014: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).
Career Summary: Played in 27 games… Started two contests… Made 38 tackles… Totaled 3.0 tackles in the backfield… Posted two 2.0 sacks… Broke up one pass… Recovered one fumble… Hurried the quarterback once.
2016 (Sr.): Totaled 10 tackles on the season… Assisted on one tackle for loss… Recovered a fumble on punt coverage against Rhode Island… Season-high three tackles at Memphis… Rhode Island: Began his senior season by recovering a fumble on KU’s first punt of the year leading to the go-ahead touchdown in KU’s win… Ohio: Posted two tackles and was credited with 0.5 tackles for loss against the Bobcats… at Memphis: Recorded a season-high three tackles against the Tigers… at Texas Tech: Notched two tackles… TCU: Contributed one tackle… at Baylor: Wrapped up one tackle against the Bears… Oklahoma State: Earned KU’s Special Teams Player of the Week award, but did not record any statistics… at Oklahoma: Saw time on special teams assignments, but did not record any statistics… at West Virginia: Collected one special teams tackle… Texas: Saw action, but did not record any statistics. at K-State: Saw action, but did not record any statistics.
2015 (Jr.): Saw time in 11 games and made two starts against Iowa State and Baylor… Tallied 28 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks in 2015… Reached a career-high eight tackles in consecutive weeks at Iowa State and against Baylor… South Dakota State: Saw time, but did not record any statistics… Memphis: Made the first tackle of his career… at Rutgers: Saw time, but did not record any statistics… at Iowa State: Started and turned in the best game of his career after an eight-tackle performance that also included his first sack… Baylor: Started consecutive games for the first time and recorded his second-straight eight-tackle game… Texas Tech: Played on kickoff coverage, but did not record any statistics… at Oklahoma State: Made four tackles… Oklahoma: Provided three tackles and his second-career sack… at Texas: Did not play… at TCU: Saw time, but did not record any statistics… West Virginia: Corralled four tackles… K-State: Saw time, but did not record any statistics.
2014 (So.): Named Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… Played in four contests on special teams, seeing time against SEMO, Duke, Central Michigan and Texas, but did not record any statistics.
High School: Attended Easton Area HS in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he earned three letters in football under head coach Steve Shiffert… Helped lead EAHS to 2009 and 2010 District XI championships… Saw action on both offense and defense… Tallied 13 career rushes for 92 yards and one touchdown… Collected 60 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and a team-high 10 pass breakups during his junior and senior seasons… Tabbed honorable mention all-area on defense by the Express-Times in 2011 and 2012… Earned the EAHS James V. Noble award as a senior… Selected to play for the Gold Team in the McDonald’s All-Star Football Classic following his senior season… Also lettered in track… Member of the High Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Chris and Lelieth Graham… Born in Rockville Center, New York… Majoring in chemical engineering… Future plans include attending law school.