Graves was a standout quarterback at Archbishop Carroll High School (Washington, D.C.), but also excelled at basketball and baseball for the Washington, D.C. high school.
Graves finished his career as the all-time passing yardage leader at Syracuse (8,466), leading the Orange in the category each of his four campaigns. His 48 touchdown tosses rank second in program history. Graves quarterbacked SU to victories in the 1990 Aloha, the 1992 Hall of Fame and the 1993 Fiesta bowls. In a 1992 game vs. Rutgers he gained 476 yards in just one game.
Graves was named to Syracuse University's All-Century team in November, 1999.
After his CFL career, Graves went on to coach for Washington, D.C. high schools as well as several quarterback camps. He currently coaches quarterbacks for the Division 3 Catholic University of America.http://www.cuacardinals.com/sports/fball/coaches/index
Ultimate Frisbee ownership
As of 2013, Graves is the co-owner of the Washington, D.C. professional Ultimate team, the DC Breeze. https://web.archive.org/web/20161011065737/http://theaudl.com/teams/breeze
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