Friday, November 20, 2009

Graham Cracker Crunch

... That is what Ryan says when Brandon Graham is being the powerhouse player that he normally is. I was looking around on and saw that they actually had an article all about him :)

U-M's Graham wants to go out with a bang

Time is running out for Brandon Graham at Michigan, and he knows it.

Graham will play his final game at Michigan Stadium on Saturday as the Wolverines take on No. 10 Ohio State (ABC, noon ET). And if Michigan doesn't pull off a major upset, Graham's college career will be over.

"My days are numbered here," Graham told on Wednesday. "I don’t think I’m going to cry. But I don’t really know what to expect. I know that when I'm finally done, when I can’t take any classes here or anything like that, I might cry then. Other than that, I'll be OK. I'm going to be tough."

For a minute, forget about Michigan's 5-6 record and its mostly miserable performance on defense. Graham has been absolutely unstoppable at defensive end, and he's got the numbers to back it up.

His 21 tackles for loss lead the FBS
He's tied for second in the Big Ten and tied for 24th nationally in sacks with 8.5
He's the only FBS player to rank among the top 10 nationally in both sacks and tackles for loss in each of the past two seasons
He has at least one tackle for loss in nine of his past 10 games and six games of two or more tackles for loss this season
He has blocked two punts and returned one for a touchdown
He has forced two fumbles, one of which teammate Ryan Van Bergen recovered for a touchdown last week at Wisconsin

More of the article here.

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