The Denver Broncos announced the passing of former middle-linebacker Tom Graham at the age of 67. Graham was the Broncos 4th round draft pick in 1972. He played two years, then was traded to the Chiefs after six more games in the 1974 season. Graham is the father of former Broncos tight end, Daniel Graham (2007-2010).
Graham started 23 of 34 games as a Bronco, he had 2 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and averaged 13 tackles in those 2.5 years in Denver. He spent three years with the San Diego Chargers and one final season in Buffalo in 1978 before retiring from the NFL.
Many people don’t know that when the No Fly Zone was born, Graham trade marked many terms and started a company to sell Orange Crush 2.0 gear. http://www.orangecrush2pt0.com One wonders if his son will continue the site?
Graham was born in Los Angeles, California on April 15, 1950, He played collegiately at the university of Oregon and was the leader of the Ducks defense in the era that Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts led the Ducks offense. He was enshrined in to the Oregon Hall of Fame in 2001.
Graham is shown above wearing #58, with a host of other Broncos taking down Cowboys running back Calvin Hill.
Thoughts, prayers and well wishes go out to the Graham family.