- Scottie Graham
- United States
- Long Beach, NY
- High School
- Long Beach
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1990, 1991
Major: Recreation Education (1990-91)
Weight: 220 (1990-91)
1991: Media Guide: Will be in his third year as the Buckeyes’ starting fullback … sprained his ankle in the season opener last year and never fully recovered … wound up the year with 253 yards and 2 touchdowns on 73 carries … worked hard in the spring to regain his form two years ago when he rushed for 977 yards, scored 10 touchdowns and carried the ball 183 times … good inside power runner and has the speed to go outside … very team oriented … bench presses 430 pounds and has 4.45 speed … a powder keg waiting to explode … will graduate at the end of this quarter.
1990: Media Guide: Cadillac running back, who does it all … has the power to run inside and the speed to get outside … good receiver and an excellent blocker… All-American potential … expected to start at fullback, but might also play tailback, especially early in the year … has dedicated this season to teammate Carlos Snow, who is injured and will not play in 1990 … ran for 977 yards and 10 touchdowns last year in his first year as a starter … OSU’s leading returning rusher now that Snow (990) is out … great team player … hits the hole extremely quickly … bench presses 430 and runs a 4.45 forty … had more yards last year than any OSU fullback since Pete Johnson’s 1,059 in 1975 … attended the same high school as Johnson … has an indirect tie to another Ohio State fullback, Jim Otis … Graham’s given name is James Otis Graham, and like the former Buckeye All-American, he also wears No. 35 … lettered in indoor track last winter as a sprinter.
1989: Had five 100-yard games, including three in the last five games … top effort was 152 yards against Wisconsin … alternated between fullback and tailback at Michigan and had 133 yards and two touchdowns in a superb individual effort … 70 yard run against Boston College and 60 yarder vs. Indiana were the two longest runs of the year by an OSU back.
1988: Understudied Bill Matlock … appeared in all 11 games and started the LSU contest … carried the ball 38 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns with no lost yardage … top game was 38 yards on five carries against Michigan … also averaged 11.6 yards per reception on seven catches.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-state in football, wrestling and lacrosse … rushed for 1,500 yards, averaged 10 yards per carry and scored 17 touchdowns as a senior … 10 of those TDs were on runs of 40 or more yards … top individual rushing effort as a senior was 304 yards.
PERSONAL: Wants to be an academic and a football All-American … enjoys all sports … full name is James Otis Graham.
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