Graham was a standout high school receiver and defensive tackle. Graham returned to Miami as a graduate student in order to play football the following fall. He caught 17 passes in 13 games as a tight end with the Hurricanes. Graham has five touchdown receptions in 2009. Before turning professional, Graham played in three games for the New York Giants as a rookie in 2014. The Saints selected Graham with their first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
After his college career ended, it was discovered that Graham had a shoulder injury that required surgery. Doctors told him he would never play football again. However, Graham decided to continue playing anyway. He signed with the Miami Dolphins but was released before the start of the season. Then he joined the New York Giants but was cut after three games. At this point, no one knew what kind of player Graham was because he didn't play much offense in college. But once training camp started, it became clear that Graham could help on special teams. As a punt returner, Graham averaged 22.3 yards per return. That ranked third in the NFL among players with at least five returns. Also, Graham scored a touchdown through the air during preseason action against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Graham won the Saints' starting tight end job over veterans Josh Morgan and David Thomas early in the season. He finished with 59 catches for 788 yards and eight touchdowns. Those numbers were good for second on the team behind wide receiver Michael Thomas.
Graham went to Brick Township High School in Brick Township, New Jersey. He had experience as a tight end, defensive end, punter, and kicker. He concluded the season with 96 catches, 2,031 yards, and 21 touchdowns. He was also named first team all-state two years in a row.
After graduating from high school, he attended Monmouth University, where he played football for two seasons. As a freshman, he appeared in 10 games with one start at tight end for the Blue Hawks. As a sophomore, he started every game at left offensive guard. He finished his college career with 22 catches for 250 yards and three touchdowns. After graduating from Monmouth University, he entered the 2012 NFL Draft.
In 2012, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. He made the team as a rookie and has since been promoted to be their starting center.
He is married to Emily Graham and they have one son together. They live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Garrett Graham's career stats: 57 games/54 starts; 1,846 yards rushing, 26 touchdowns; 533 yards receiving, 3 touchdowns; 12 interceptions; 90 tackles/79 solo tackles; 4 sacks; 6 forced fumbles; 2 fumble recoveries; 2 punt returns for a touchdown; 1 kickoff return for a touchdown.
Graham has been named to the Pro Bowl once and has won two Super Bowls. Graham attended the University of New Hampshire, where he played football for the New Hampshire Wildcats. Graham was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.
He is currently a free agent.
Corey Graham played high school football in Atlanta at Peachtree Heights School. He continued his career as a wide receiver at the University of New Hampshire. In 2002, Corey's senior year, he helped lead his team to a 12-1 record and the National Title. That same season he had 57 receptions for 901 yards and 13 touchdowns. After graduating from UNH with a bachelor's degree in social work management, Corey entered the 2003 NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round (164th overall pick).
Since then Corey has gone on to play in two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos. In 2009, he had six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl XLI win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2015, he had five catches for 56 yards in the Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Corey has also been selected for three Pro Bowls (2005, 2006, 2011).
In 2012, Corey was charged with second-degree assault after an incident with his girlfriend.