75 Rory Graves

Rory Graves Ohio State
usaUnited States
Decatur, GA
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Post-OSU Update: Rory Graves was undrafted, but played four years in the NFL, all with the L.A. Raiders. He started 45 of the 49 games he played. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Recreation Education (1983-85), Business Administration (1981-82)

Weight: 280 (1985), 265 (1984), 262 (1983), 267 (1982), 262 (1981)

1985 Media Guide: The most experienced offensive lineman on the team … a steady player, who consistently grades high in the coaches’ evaluation charts … will give Ohio State outstanding tackle play this season.

1984: Started all 12 games for a total of 302.5 minutes.

1984 Media Guide: A good candidate to start because of an impressive showing in spring practice … bigger, quicker and stronger since enrolling at Ohio State … runs the 40 in 4.84 seconds.

1983: Lettered as a reserve tackle, drawing two starting assignments (Wisconsin and Northwestern) … played in seven games, for a total of 63.5 minutes.

1983 Media Guide: A strong showing in spring practice has moved him to a backup role behind Carson at right tackle … runs the 40 in 4.85.

1982: Did not play.

1982 Media Guide: Young, big, strong with good potential … runs the 40 in 4.9, good for his size and age … a strong contender for a second-team tackle berth … now that he is mastering the required techniques, Buckeye coaches believe he can become a standout football player.

1981: Played in two games for a total of seven minutes.

1981 Media Guide: Has exceptional strength and above-average speed … ranked fifth among all Georgia senior football players.

High School: Won all-Georgia and All-America honors at Columbia High … ranked fifth among all Georgia football seniors in 1980 … a two-way player in high school … twice named “Lineman of the Week” by the Atlanta Touchdown Club … won all-state honors two years as a shot putter.

Personal: Hobbies are lifting weights and music … runs the 40 in 4.89 … bench presses 390 pounds and lifts 685.


1981Ohio State200
1983Ohio State720
1984Ohio State12120
1985Ohio State11110