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Nick Graziano

| | College: Arkansas Tech
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2007 Season

Was just hitting his groove when the 2007 season came to an end with a foot injury against Fresno State … Heading into the Fresno State game, Graziano had been brilliant, throwing for 903 yards and 10 touchdowns in Nevada's previous three games. … Against Northwestern, he set career-highs in completions (22) and yards (337) and it marked Nevada's first 300-yard passing effort since 2004 … Against Nicholls State, Graziano tossed five touchdowns in the 52-17 win, becoming the first Wolf Pack signal-caller to throw for five scores in a game since David Neill did so against Cal Poly in 1998 … Against UNLV, he threw three touchdown passes, including a 90-yard strike to Mike McCoy and the 43-yard game-winner to Kyle Sammons. The pass play to McCoy was Nevada's longest play from scrimmage since Zack Threadgill hit Nate Burleson for a 95-yard catch-and-run in a win over BYU in 2002.

2006 Season

Selected to All-WAC Academic squad for the first time … Played in eight games with no starts … Saw time as a backup quarterback and also on special teams, where he recorded four tackles … Completed 9-of-17 passes for 92 yards with one touchdown … First career touchdown pass was a 16-yard strike to Mike McCoy in a 48-21 win over New Mexico State … Saw playing time at quarterback against Miami in the MPC Computers Bowl where he completed his only pass attempt for a gain of 15 yards.

2005 Season

Redshirted his first year at Nevada but did make the travel roster for every road game and was the third-string quarterback if needed.

High School

A graduate of Campolindo High School in Moraga, Calif … .Threw for 5,991 yards and 71 touchdowns in two seasons and was an all-state selection as a senior … Was a two-time all-league and all-county selection by the Contra Costa Times … The Times also named him the league Player of the Year … Was named an All-Bay Area selection by the San Francisco Chronicle and Offensive Player of the Year by the Oakland Tribune in 2004 … His 2004 stats included 3,412 passing yards (fourth-best in the state of California) and 37 touchdowns (fifth-best in the state) … Played linebacker early in his high school career before moving to quarterback full-time … Also lettered twice in baseball, earning MVP honors and All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League accolades.


Born Nov. 15, 1987 … Son of Rick and Barbara Graziano … Earned Eagle Scout distinction in high school.

Latest News
01/08/2010 - CACTUS BOWL: Graziano, a senior from Moraga, Calif., and a transfer from the University of Nevada, earned his invitation to this year's Cactus Bowl after rewriting both Tech's and the GSC's single-season passing and total offensive mark records, as he passed for a school and GSC-record 4,313 yards and accounted for a record 4,768 yards of total offense. Graziano, who was named the GSC and Daktronics Super Region 2 Offensive Player of the Year, finished the season 333-for-538 passing and completed nearly 62 percent of his passes and is finished second nationally in total offense (397.3 yards/game) and third nationally in both passing (359.4 yards/game) and points responsible for (22.5 points/game). He threw a school and Arkansas record 38 touchdown passes and only 12 interceptions in 12 games. Graziano, who was named both a First-Team Daktronics and AFCA All-American selection and a Second-Team AP Little All-American, had a hand in 45 of Tech's school record 66 touchdowns as he scored seven times on the ground, including an 82-yard touchdown run in Tech's 35-23 win over Delta State. Along with his passing, Graziano also gained 455 yards rushing on 76 carries, including rushing for a team-best 196 yards in that game against Delta State. - Arkansas Tech football

12/28/2009 - 2009 AP LITTLE ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM: Quarterback - Nick Graziano, senior, Arkansas Tech, has been selected Second Team Little All-American (Division II, III & NAIA) for the 2009 college football season as voted on by the Associated Press. - AP Sports

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