2009 All-Conference USA Second Team
Team leader with 11.5 tackles for a loss, including seven sacks for a loss of 51 yards... One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games... recorded six tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of 17 yards, against Northwestern State during the season opener... added an assisted sack for a loss of 10 yards against the Demons... made his first career start at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State... finished with four tackles, including a 5-yard sack, against the Cowboys... finished with four tackles, including a 5-yard sack, against the Cowboys... tallied eight tackles, including three solo, with a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry at C-USA rival UTEP... recorded five tackles, including five solo, at Mississippi State... posted a 3-yard sack and recovered a fumble against the Bulldogs... tallied six tackles, including four solo stops, and added one tackle for a loss of three yards at C-USA rival Tulane... recorded three tackles, including a 6-yard sack, and forced a fumble against C-USA rival SMU... finished with five tackles, including two solo stops, against C-USA rival Southern Miss... added a fumble recovery and pass breakup against the Golden Eagles... recorded 2.5 sacks for a loss of 19 yards and finished with eight tackles, including four solo stops, at C-USA rival Tulsa... finished with five tackles, including two solo stops, at Conference USA-rival UCF... added one tackle for a loss of two yards against the Knights... recorded an 8-yard sack and broke up a pass against C-USA rival Memphis... finished with two tackles, including an assist for a loss of two yards, against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale. C-USA Championship Game: Recorded four tackles and a pass breakup at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Posted 11 tackles, including six solo stops, with one tackle for a loss of two yards againt Air Force.
Competed in all but one game... made his collegiate debut against Southern during the season opener... Posted a solo tackle and added a quarterback hurry at Oklahoma State... finished with four tackles against Air Force in Dallas... assisted on a 4-yard sack against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game... posted two tackles, including a 2-yard sack, and forced a fumble against No. 24 Tulsa. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Recorded two solo tackles against Air Force.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2007)
Sat out per NCAA transfer rules.
PRIOR TO HOUSTON
Played two seasons at Arkansas... competed in games against Vanderbilt and USC in 2005.
YATES HIGH SCHOOL
Was named the Greater Houston Class 4A Defensive MVP and garnered First-Team All-State honors... was also named the district's Most Valuable Player... helped his squad to a 10-3 record and the third round of the playoffs in 2004 under Coach Ray Evans... averaged 15 tackles per game... was also named to the Greater Houston Preseason team prior to his senior season... as a junior, he missed four games with a broken wrist but still managed to total 80 tackles... Rivals.com listed him as the No. 82 player in the state while the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle had him in the state's Top -100 listing... was also rated as the No. 50 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com... recorded a 30-inch vertical jump in high school... was recruited by Kansas State, Kansas, LSU, Houston and Oklahoma State.
Full name is Tyrell Jamal Graham... born Jan. 4, 1987, in Houston... son of Darrell and Phyllis Graham of Houston... enjoys fishing in his time away from football... majoring in sociology.
Tyrell Graham's Career Bests
Tackles: 11, vs. Air Force (12-31-09)
Tackles for Loss: 2.5, at Tulsa (11-7-09)
Sacks: 2.5, at Tulsa (11-7-09)
Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. SMU (10-24-09); vs. Tulsa (11-15-08)
Fumble Recoveries: 1, vs. Southern Miss (10-31-09); at Mississippi State (10-10-09)