At MSU: Dan Graham is one of five returning lettermen at linebacker for the Bears and will look to get back in the mix after a season cut short by injury a year ago. He played in only the Central Arkansas and Youngstown State games last season after seeing extensive action as a redshirt freshman in 2005. He tallied 20 tackles as a freshman, including a season-high six against Quincy and five against Illinois State. Graham was voted Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year by the Bear coaches and also was named Cub Lifter of the Year in 2004.
Background: A speedy linebacker, Graham was defensive player of the year in the Suburban South Conference. His versatility saw him collect 100 tackles, rush for 553 yards at running back and score seven TD's. Graham was ranked among the Super 30 recruits by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Personal: Daniel Stephen Graham was born 5/24/85 in St. Louis, Mo., the son Steve and Sandy Graham. Graham is a recreation/health and wellness major.