...for playing every down like the fate of the world depended on it. God bless you and may you be suitably rewarded at the next level. You are not just an amazing athlete but an exceptional leader for your team. I'm sure speak for all Michigan fans when I say that we will root for you wherever you go.
Thank You Brandon Graham...
Great post. +1.
Was just about to start this thread.
Give Brandon a +1000. Couldn't ask for one single player to do more for his team. Hell of a player, he deserved better.
brandom graham is this generation's fritz crisler - a simply brilliant football player on what is just not a good football team. his contributions and legacy will live on through what he has shown these young players with his work ethic, teaching, and example. he has helped lay the foundation for this defense.
we all wish him the best.
He played like a man possessed today. But then again, he played that way every week.
Will he stay at DE or be converted into an 3-4 OLB?
I think he is thicker than Woodley and should be left at DE to terrorize NFL QBs!
Thank you Brandon Graham
But I think he'll stay at DE in a 4-3. You can't find that kind of burst off the line very often. I see him as a Dwight Freeney style rush end; he'll speed rush and play in space more than most DEs.
You have a fan for life here. Can't wait to watch you on Sundays.
Michigan Man through and through. Good bye #55.
I think it takes just a little more to perform to that level during a losing season. NFL scouts - take note.
Great player. Will be missed. Can't wait to watch him on Sundays!
Loads of heart and loads of talent. Solid first round pickup. Bright future in the NFL.
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When you put a heart like that in such physically gifted body, you have a special player. I wish every player on the team played with his fire. He's just a great great kid and I hope he has wonderful success in the NFL.
My God, I wanted so badly for the defense to get that third down stop after BG blew up those two first plays on 1st and goal. It would've been an amazing tribute to his efforts for this team. When they got the TD it hurt my heart a lot, just too indicative of the cruel fate BG has suffered as a Wolverine. At least he got to beat Tebow.
I cosign every word. I feel bad for him, but I'm so glad he gave us everything he did.
Does anyone else think that was an absolutely awful call on third and goal from the 11 by robinson? That's got to be a -1 in Brian's rochambeau metric...
I didn't think we needed to bring it all. They needed 12 yards and we had been pretty stout in long-yardage 3rd down situations (for a change). That said, it was a pretty good read and toss by Pryor, one of the only good plays he made today. Man I want to beat that guy; you can tell he's ready to choke away a big game, we just need to give him the chance.
was BG's year in a microcosm. He made some amazing plays, but ultimately couldn't do it all by himself.
To see a guy like that wade through the muck, giving everything he's got on every snap, with so little help around him makes BG one of my favorite Wolverines I've ever had the pleasure to watch. Today's performance cemented his spot near the top of that list.
From hyping Michigan before he could even put the Maize and Blue on, I will appreciate him forever. The epitome of a Michigan Man who gave us his all every time. Can't wait to see which team is lucky enough to land him in April!!!!
In a time that pretty much everything in the program has been the exact oppisite of what it was Graham has been everything Michigan Football stands for through the toughest of times. Good Luck at the next Level, BG. We will all be watching and rooting for you.
I think it's safe to say that we all appreciate Graham's contributions to the team.
It's just a shame that he won't be leaving on a high note.
but not forgotten.
I hope Coach Rod reserves the #55 for someone (on Defense)the coaching staff feels has earned the right to wear it a la #1.
That's not a bad idea, really. The man should go down as a legend in Michigan lore.
Graham should be the team MVP this year. I hope the state of the team does not keep him from the All American 1st team.
Going to miss watching him play. There are very few players you can count on to always get their job done. BG is a special talent and will be missed.
Man.. I remember bragging to everyone within earshot in high school when he committed. He is a warrior and a true Michigan man. I wish him all the luck in the NFL and his future sure is bright!
My heart breaks for him, really. He deserved so much better than what he got these past two years. 2009 Graham was better than 2006 Woodley, and the best UM defender since 1997 Woodson. So bitterly disappointing that his career ended like this. Til the bitter end, BG went out swinging.
Thanks, big fella.
Didn't realized he led the country in tackles for loss until espn mentioned it during the game. He was amazing today as well, here's to a great career in the NFL, thank BG!
Never saw him give up or slow down. He will truly be missed.
leaves some huge shoes to fill. Godspeed, Brandon Graham.
Sooo, I'll say it. Lions please take B Graham. What do you guys think? Clearly the Lions will have a top 3 pick. Other than Graham, I'd want a o tackle. Thoughts?
I would love to see BG suit up for the Lions. I don't know how he'll grade out as an NFL prospect but he couldn't be much worse than a lot of the picks during the Millen era. He DESERVES to be a top 5 pick in my book but maybe he won't be the highest DE and the Lions could get a great player with a later pick...
While I'd get to see him play more if the Lions drafted him - well, assuming they're not blacked out all the time - I really wouldn't wish such a dismal fate on him.
He almost single-handedly kept OSU from scoring that last TD. He was a beast all game long.
best play of the game today: second down of the goal line stand that was not to be. Pryor gets outside the pocket and sees lots of space. There is one DE closing in, but how many DEs can close on Pryor and take him down.
The answer is at least one, Brandon Graham closes and brings Pryor down authoritave. That was one of the jump up and down and go crazy until you fall of the benches plays. Not to mention that this came right after he busted up their RB for a TFL on the previous play.
...Thanks for the memories. BG played a helluva game and the defense fought hard. Damn proud to be a Michigan Wolverine.
He deserved so much more during his senior year. He was one of those players that you love to watch every play. He will be at or near the top of the list for TFLs. Will he win any awards/honors? If I could give a Heisman for the Wolverines, or even the big 10 it would have to go to BG.
I hope he hits it big at the next level - ie, I hope he doesn't end up a Lion for his sake.
God bless BG...Hell of a player and never quit. You will be missed