Back-Up Runningback Earnest Graham from the University of Florida registered his 1st Career Touchdown in Sundays VICTORY over the St. Louis Rams. In Earnest Graham fashion he actually scored another touchdown ... to bring his career total to two rushing touchdowns. Its been a LOOOONG time coming for Earnest. He's been given the nickname of Mr. August for the past four years because of his performance in the Pre-Season. He's finally gotten the shot to carry the ball under the bright lights. What a great sotry and way to end Sundays Win over the Rams.
Here's Head Coach Jon Gruden on Graham's performance:
Jon, its simple, just play Graham when Caddy needs rest and sprinkle in carries from Pittman, the balance used Sunday (whether it was purposeful) was perfect. Its funny how Gruden asks why hasnt Earnest been playing, heh, I'll leave that one alone.
Earnest finished with 8 carries for 75 yards, 2 Touchdowns, and 9.4 yard average rush per carry.
Here's Earnest on his special opportunity:
CONGRATULATIONS EARNEST, WELL EARNED, WELL EARNED!!!