Pittsburgh Football: RB Ray Graham 'Unlikely' for Opener

Top Big East Running Back 'Unlikely' for Opener

8/23/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham is "unlikely" for the season opener against Youngstown State on September 1, reports Brett McMurphy of ESPN.Blog Photo - Pittsburgh Football: RB Ray Graham 'Unlikely' for Opener

The All-Conference senior is still recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered last October against Big East rival Connecticut and has been limited in fall practice.

This should not alarm Panther fans, whose team has one of the better backfields in the country. If Graham cannot suit up for Week 1, sophomore Isaac Bennett is expected to start with 4-star freshman Rushel Shell ready to go as well.

Still, Graham's presence on the field is clearly felt when healthy: The 5-foot-9, 190-pound New Jersey native was second in the nation with 134.1 yards per game before suffering his injury.

He is expected to be a fourth- to fifth-round selection next April, according to multiple mock draft sites.


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8/23/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

mcleodglen wrote:
Is this "unlikelihood" the first idea now or is this just a rumor of some sort?

It came from a source affiliated with the football team, so I doubt it's a rumor.

8/23/12   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

Is this "unlikelihood" the first idea now or is this just a rumor of some sort?