Tom Graham, American football player, Died at 67


Thomas Lawrence Graham was born on April 15, 1950, and died on May 30, 2017.

He was a former American football linebacker in the National Football League.

Since 1972 up until 1978, Tom played for the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers, and the Buffalo Bills.

Tom played college football at the University of Oregon.

From 1969-71, as a linebacker, Tom Graham starred for a University of Oregon defensive unit that was often overshadowed by the team’s offensive stars and fellow Hall of Famers Dan Fouts and Bobby Moore.

From 1969-1971 Graham became the all-time leading tackler in Duck football history and was a 2001 inductee into the University of Oregon Hall of Fame.

He had amassed a school-record 433 tackles, including an amazing 206 as a sophomore (as season that saw Graham record five 20-plus tackle games).

Graham saved his best game for last, putting together one of the finest performances in Duck history, as he made 41 tackles (24 unassisted), recovered a fumble, and blocked a field goal.

Thomas was a Harbor City, Calif. native, where he attended Narbonne High School, Graham was named all Pac-8, UPI All-Coast, and All-American three times, and AP All-coast and All-American twice.

Sonn after being drafted in the fourth round by the Denver Broncos, he played 7 seasons in the NFL for the Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, and Buffalo Bills.

He is the father of former professional football player Daniel Graham.

Tom Graham passed away at 67 years old.