84 Jeff Graham

Jeff Graham Ohio State
usaUnited States
Dayton, OH
High School
Kettering Alter
Current Team
Ohio State
1988, 1989, 1990

Post-OSU Update: Jeff Graham was a second round pick (46th overall) in the 1991 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Graham enjoyed a lengthy NFL career, playing 160 games over 11 years. He caught 542 passes for 8,172 yards and 30 touchdowns. (updated: Nov. 2022)

Major: Recreation Education (1990), Communications (1988-89)

Weight: 195 (1989-90), 185 (1988)

1990 Media Guide: One of the top receivers in college football … strong All-America candidate … coming off an excellent year in which he led Ohio State in receptions (32) and led the Big Ten in average yards per catch (19.0) … great hands and leaping ability … OSU’s big play receiver … also the Buckeyes’ No. 1 punt returner … carried the ball three times last year and averaged 14 yards a carry … re-aggravated a groin pull in the Hall of Fame Bowl and was held out of spring practice as a precautionary measure … has 59 career catches for 1,046 yards, an average of 17.7 yards per reception … 12th in career receiving at OSU … good blocker … 68-yard pass reception against Auburn in the Hall of Fame Bowl is an OSU bowl record.

1989: started all 12 games … began the year at split end, but was moved to flanker midway through the season in an effort to get him the ball more … caught the winning TD in a comeback victory at Minnesota … averaged 11.8 yards per punt return and had a 66-yard runback for a TD at Illinois … 100-yard games against Boston College, Minnesota and Auburn … top game was six catches at Minnesota.

1988: Played in 10 games and started the last eight … second on the squad in receptions with 27, good for 438 yards and two touchdowns … averaged 16.2 yards per catch, tops on the squad … did not catch a pass in the opener, but had at least one reception in each of OSU’s last 10 games … top game was against Wisconsin — six receptions for 121 yards and a TD.

1988 Media Guide: Sat out last year … should be of immediate help once he regains his competitive edge … will be tried initially at flanker but might also see some playing time at split end … an outstanding athlete who has the potential to work his way up the depth chart … good speed and a slashing-type runner.

1987: Not eligible to compete.

HIGH SCHOOL: An all-state selection in both football and basketball, lettering three years in both sports … played wide receiver as a sophomore and junior, but was a quarterback as a senior … during his three years at Alter, his teams were 28-6… captain of the basketball team as a senior.

PERSONAL: Hobby is bowling and playing basketball … wants to go into sports broadcasting after his playing career is over.


SeasonTeamGGSCompPass AttPass YdsPass TDRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR TDPRFCPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
1988Ohio State1080100111.00NA2743816.2233000000000000
1989Ohio State1212000034113.70NA3260819.0380010100017NA20111.81
1990Ohio State1211116014225.50643565818.86651200218022531219.72