Friday, November 25, 2016

Alabama State notebook: Graham comes up big on Senior Day

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- It’s been a long time coming for Hornets freshman wide receiver Palmer Graham.

Mostly known for his kick returning prowess, Graham’s number was called upon to help the ASU passing game during Thursday’s 53-20 win over Miles during the 93rd Turkey Day Classic.

Graham had career-highs with five receptions and 61 yards with a long reception of 35 yards on Thursday.

Graham, who came into Thursday’s game with six receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns, said the night was really humbling for him.

“I knew that one of our main receivers went down and I had to step up,” Graham said. “I was just looking to the older guys and I wanted to play hard for the seniors.”

The Schaumburg, Illinois, native was one of the top kick returners in the SWAC, averaging 19.9 yards per return this season.


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