John Graves
Free agent
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-25) June 25, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
High School: Meadowbrook High School,
Richmond, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 286 lb (130 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: UFA / Pick:
Debuted in 2011 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2011)*
Roster status: Free agent
Career highlights and awards
* Second team All-ACC (2010)
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John Graves (born June 25, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle with the Seattle Seahawks.[1]

Early yearsEdit

Graves attended Meadowbrook High School where he was selected to the All-America team by PrepStar and SuperPrep.[2]

College careerEdit

Graves played under Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech for five seasons from 2006-2010. Though he initially played at defensive tackle, during the 2009 offseason, coaches Charley Wiles and Bud Foster moved him to defensive end, where he played during his fifth season. Graves was a captain as a senior.[3] Though Graves was regarded by teammates as being somewhat wild,[3] he was described by coach Charley Wiles as being a natural leader and one of a strong work ethic.[4] After Tech's loss to James Madison in 2010, Graves was immediately back in the film room getting ready for the next game. [4]

Professional careerEdit

Graves wasn't selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, but was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.[5] [6] He was waived during final cuts, but did come back to the team on the practice squad for the 2011 season. He was subsequently waived.


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