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Get To Know: LB Brandon Graham

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Linebacker Brandon Graham was a first-round NFL Draft selection out of the University of Michigan in 2010. Graham is now entering his sixth NFL season and recently signed a four-year contract, keeping him in Philadelphia until 2018. When Graham started with the Eagles he was a defensive end, but transitioned to outside linebacker in 2013. Graham had an impressive 2014 season, matching his career-high 5.5 sacks. He was one of the league's most productive pass rushers on a per snap basis. Graham also had a career-high four forced fumbles last year.

GRAHAM'S FAVORITES

Favorite Quote: "Those who stay, will be champions." – Bo Schembechler, former Michigan head coach

Favorite Book: New Money: Staying Rich by Phillip Buchanon

Favorite Halloween Costume: Batman, when he was 10

Funniest Eagle: Brad Jones

Bucket List: Drive a NASCAR car post-playing career 

SELECT 100

Graham's strong Michigan roots are a major influence in his charity work. Graham started a football camp in Michigan called the Select 100, where 10 students are selected from each public school in Detroit. Originally, the camp was for boys, but after advice from his wife, Carlyne, Graham decided to include girls in the camp. Both Graham and Carlyne saw the need for female football camps and have begun making a lasting impact on Detroit youth through athletics.

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