He ranks second on Pitt's all-time rushing list with 3,271 career rushing yards.
Graham finished his season with 1,042 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, despite missing the team's bowl game with a hamstring injury. Named first-team All-Big East by the coaches. Added 340 yards and two touchdowns on 36 receptions.
Graham was playing at an All-America pace as a junior in 2011 before being sidelined by a right knee injury. Through seven games, Graham was the country's second-leading rusher (134.1 yards/game) and meriting Doak Walker Award consideration. In Pitt's eighth game of the year, against Connecticut, he was injured on the opening series and ultimately underwent season-ending surgery. Graham finished with 958 yards and nine TDs on 164 carries (5.8 avg.). Despite his abbreviated season, league coaches still voted him first team All-Big East.
Played in 12 games, starting two...rushed for 922 yards and eight touchdowns on 148 carries (6.2 avg.)...had 24 receptions for 213 yards (8.9 avg.) and two TDs...averaged 21.8 yards on 23 kick returns (501 total yards with a long of 54 vs. FIU)...ranked third in the Big East in all-purpose yards (136.3 avg.)...had TD runs of 64 (New Hampshire) and 79 yards (FIU)...in his first career start rushed for 277 yards and three TDs on 29 carries (9.6 avg.) vs. FIU...rushing yardage was the second highest in school history, trailing only Tony Dorsett's 303-yard performance against Notre Dame in 1975...totaled 374 all-purpose yards (78 yards on two kick returns and 19 yards on three receptions) vs. FIU, the most by an FBS player in 2010...his rush yards vs. FIU were the sixth most on the FBS level for the year...named Big East Offensive Player of the Week for his FIU performance...made 2010 debut vs. New Hampshire and had 115 yards on nine carries (12.8 avg.) with two TDs...missed opener at Utah due to preseason knee sprain (left) and played sparingly in final regular-season game at Cincinnati due to back spasms.
Played in all 13 games as the top reserve at tailback...totaled 349 rush yards on 61 carries (5.7 avg.) and four TDs...also a primary kick returner and averaged 22.5 yards on 15 returns (long of 54 vs. Rutgers)...had a season-high 88 yards on 11 carries (8.0 avg.) vs. USF...had a dazzling 53-yard run, highlighted by spin moves and cut backs, vs. Notre Dame to set up his own 2-yard TD...totaled 57 yards on just three carries (19.0 avg.) vs. the Irish...had 75 yards on 12 carries (6.3 avg.) and a five-yard TD at Louisville...had 53 yards on eight carries (6.6 avg.) vs. Connecticut...averaged 32.7 yards on three returns (98 total yards) at Rutgers.
Big-play all-purpose back who earned PrepStar All-America honors...rated one of the top five prospects in New Jersey and the country's No. 11 all-purpose back by Rivals...first team All-New Jersey Group 4...first team All-Union County...Union County Player of the Year...New Jersey Top 100...rushed for 1,592 yards and averaged nine yards per carry at Elizabeth...scored 24 touchdowns to lead Union County with 144 points...13 of his TDs came on plays of 40 yards or longer, while eight came on plays of 60 yards or more...sat out the entire fourth quarter in six of Elizabeth's 10 games...saw limited time as a junior due to a preseason collarbone injury but returned late in the year and rushed for 750 yards and scored 12 touchdowns in Elizabeth's final four games...rushed for 1,290 yards and 13 TDs as a sophomore...four-year letterman who helped Elizabeth to a 30-12 mark (.714) during his varsity career...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...rated the No. 14 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep...played under Coach Chet Parlavechio... selected to play in the New Jersey-Northeast All-Star Classic, which features players from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland...Graham was also an All-Union County point guard for Elizabeth's basketball team...student council.
2012: Missed the BBVA Compass Bowl with a hamstring injury.
2011: Suffered a season-ending torn ACL against UConn, and sat out through 2012 spring practices.
Raymond E. Graham, born 9/18/90, is the son of Raymond and Nyla Graham...has three brothers and four sisters...brother Khaseem Greene is a junior defensive back at Rutgers...father played football at Purdue (1988)...uncles Malik and Jamil Jackson played at Rutgers (1990-93)...communication major.