Richard Graham

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  • Graham

  • Position
    Offensive Guard
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 6
  • Weight
    306 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    St. Christopher's
  • Hometown
    Richmond, Va.

A versatile performer the Hokies can count on … Moved into the right tackle spot during the 2009 season opener after Blake DeChristopher was injured on Tech’s first offensive series … Started the next three games … Was also pressed into a starting role just before the 2007 season when Ed Wang was injured … Started the team’s first six games of that season at left guard … Can fill in anywhere across the offensive line … Will be looked to for senior leadership on a young line … Is tough and smart … Will be an important part of this year’s team.

2008: Saw action in four games … Took over at right tackle when Blake DeChristopher was injured early in the ECU game … Played 49 snaps in that game … Started against Furman … Played all 61 snaps against Georgia Tech … Started and played 18 downs at UNC … Returned to his No. 2 spot at right tackle for the remainder of the season … Also practiced with several special team units … Opened spring practice working as a center, then moved to right tackle.

2007: Started preseason working at guard but was quickly moved to tackle … Switched to the starting left guard spot before the first game … Started and played 32 snaps against East Carolina … Had three knockdown blocks at LSU … Worked 43 plays against Ohio with three more knockdowns … Played 52 snaps against William & Mary, including several at right tackle … Had three knockdowns … Was in for 35 snaps at Clemson … Came off the bench for 30 snaps in the Duke game … Played briefly in a reserve role at GT … Played five snaps at tackle versus FSU … Picked up five more against Miami … Saw brief action in the ACC title game against BC.

2006: Moved into the No. 2 spot at right tackle during the preseason … Played 17 snaps against Northeastern and two at North Carolina … Picked up seven offensive snaps against Duke … Registered his first knockdown block while playing nine snaps against Southern Miss … Was in for one offensive series at Wake Forest … Got four more plays under his belt against Virginia … Spent the majority of spring practice working at right tackle.

2005: Was redshirted during the fall while working at the left offensive tackle position … Had a 445-pound back squat during spring testing … Switched to tight end during spring practice.

High School: Played tight end and along the defensive line for Coach Paul Padalino at St. Christopher’s … Caught four passes for 51 yards as a senior in a run-oriented offense … Contributed 51 tackles on the defensive side, including three quarterback sacks and seven tackles for losses … Earned first-team VISFA Division 3 all-state honors as a tight end his senior year … Helped team to an 8-2 record and state prep league championship … Was school’s first title since 1991 … Was a quarterback and free safety early in his career before growing out of the positions … Also excelled in basketball … Ranked the No. 66 player in the state by The Roanoke Times.

Personal: Richard Warwick Graham, Jr. … Born 3/30/87 in Richmond, VA … Son of Elizabeth Allen and Dr. Richard W. Graham … Majoring in finance.

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