FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 3, 2015
SURF SIGN TIGHT END JIMMY GRAHAM LOS ANGELES, CA The Los Angeles Surf today announced they have agreed to terms with free agent tight end Jimmy Graham, General Manager Maddie Neubert announced. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
We are extremely pleased and excited to have Jimmy join our organization, said Neubert. He is a very talented player, as his statistics attest. At the end of the season, he was one of the leading candidates for the NFLs Most Valuable Player award. We feel that he is an outstanding player and will be a great addition to our team.
Graham, a 27-year old native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, played the 2013 season with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, catching 99 passed for 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was the first tight end in team history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards. At the end of the season he was voted into his first Pro Bowl and ranked 14th in the top 200 players as chosen by [attribution].
The 6-foot, 7-inch, 260-pound Graham entered the NFL as the Saints third round 2010 draft choice from the University of Miami. In four seasons in New Orleans, he had 301 receptions for 3,863 yards and 41 touchdowns. He was voted to two Pro Bowls.
JIMMY GRAHAMS CAREER RECORD HT: 6-0 WT: 265 BIRTHPLACE: Goldsboro, NC BIRTHDATE: November 24, 1986 YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GP REC TD YARDS 2010-11 NO Saints NFL 16 31 5 356 2011-12 NO Saints NFL 16 99 11 1310 2012-13 NO Saints NFL 15 85 9 982 2013-14 NO Saints NFL 16 86 16 1215
CONTACTS: Maddie Neubert April 3
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