Thank You Brandon Graham...

Submitted by BaggyPantsDevil on November 21st, 2009 at 3:21 PM

...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.

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pasadenablue

November 21st, 2009 at 3:27 PM ^

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.

Magnum P.I.

November 21st, 2009 at 3:36 PM ^

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.

Magnum P.I.

November 21st, 2009 at 4:17 PM ^

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.

Rorschach

November 21st, 2009 at 7:32 PM ^

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.

Thank you.

WoodleyIsBeast

November 21st, 2009 at 3:37 PM ^

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!!!!

xRTDxWolverineNATION

November 21st, 2009 at 3:40 PM ^

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.

michman79

November 21st, 2009 at 3:46 PM ^

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.

MaizeRAGE in FLA

November 21st, 2009 at 3:51 PM ^

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!

The Other Brian

November 21st, 2009 at 3:53 PM ^

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.

moserd

November 21st, 2009 at 3:53 PM ^

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!

Wahlberg

November 21st, 2009 at 4:04 PM ^

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?

fuzzy247

November 21st, 2009 at 4:19 PM ^

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...

petered0518

November 21st, 2009 at 4:11 PM ^

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.

fuzzy247

November 21st, 2009 at 4:29 PM ^

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.