Long time reader but first time posting a new thread. I found this article about Brandon Graham in philly.com describing his upbringing in Detroit and how avoided the pitfalls of youth that snag so many youths in the inner city.
Good Article about BG growing up in Detroit
Thanks for posting. That was a good read. I especially liked this quote:
Always nice to read stories about former Wolverines and their past and how they are giving back to their community. BG will always be one of my favorite Wolverines.
I am a longtime Eagles fan and was super excited when the Eagles traded up to get BG! It is always great to have quality guys on the team and even better when they are Wolverines. Glad he was able to join Avant and I look forward to everything he will do for the Birds on and off the field.
"People don't know this - as a junior, Brandon was all-state as a kicker and a punter," Oden said. "He was probably the only punter in history who had six touchdowns off of fake punts because nobody wanted to tackle him."
He should have faked for Zoltan!!
.....we need him on special teams.
good article to show where the legend of BG came from. i want an Iggles jersey now!
My mom and I talked to her last year before the Ohio State game. She was a very nice woman and you can tell she raised Brandon right. You could see how close of a family they are. After the game, she saw my mom and me outside trying to get autographs and recognized us from earlier, so she called Brandon over from the group of fans and she took our picture with him and had him autograph some stuff. It was awesome. Definitely made up for the disappointing game!
is my cousin. I actually met Brandon Graham when he was a high schooler and I was a sophomore at U of M. I went to a Crockett practice over the summer that year and I was just amazed at how outstanding of a leader this kid was and then when Rod told me that he was going to be a Wolverine, I got a man-boner. He's been a great ambassador for his high school, his university and I'm sure he will represent the Eagles very well in the community. Detroit needs more young men like Brandon Graham to be young leaders in their school and their communities. My cousin has been offered jobs at other schools outside of Detroit but he tends to stay because he feels like he can build something special and its good to see that BG gives back to the Crockett program and comes back to show these kids where hard work and determination can get you.
A lot of players that grow up in Detroit have a natural chip on their shoulders. Great read, thanks for the post.