Biggs: Miami TE Jimmy Graham has great story to share
MOBILE, Ala.—Ask Jimmy Graham about his commitment to football, the sport he picked up last summer, and he politely tells you that he passed up six-figures playing hoops in Spain to chase his dream.
The power forward turned tight end from the University of Miami is one of the more intriguing prospects at the Senior Bowl and he’s stood out in some passing drills this week at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
“I’ve been pretty busy for the last couple days kind of coming from nowhere, I guess you could say,” Graham said after practice this afternoon. “People have a lot of questions. I met with a few GM’s and it’s been very, very interesting. Everyone asks why I switched to football. I just tell them it was my first love. I did that because I didn’t want to go the rest of my life saying, `What if?’ The `what if’ turned into I can. It’s been a great experience.”
The hoops-star-turned-tight-end has become an annual story since Antonio Gates made the switch and did it big time for the San Diego Chargers. Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, obviously, blazed a similar trail. But it’s a bit of a clich