Wishing a happy 29th birthday to the tallest guy on the roster. High-flying veteran Jimmy Graham celebrates his first birthday on the Seahawks roster today.
In 1986, Bon Jovi topped the charts, the Mets won the World Series, and the Chicago Bears rattled the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX at the New Orleans Superdome, a venue that would later become the first NFL home to Jimmy Graham.
Drafted in the third round by the New Orleans Saints in 2010, Jimmy was soon a three-time Pro Bowler, and was voted first-team All-Pro in 2013 before being traded to the Seahawks on March 10, 2015. As of his 29th birthday today, Graham has scored two touchdowns on 44 receptions for 530 yards in his first season with the Seattle Seahawks.
When he isn't playing football, Graham spends his timespeaking at the White House, or in the skies above Seattle, flying his Extra 300 stunt plane. He is mastering front flips and hammerhead rolls for his post-NFL career: professional airplane stunt racer. It's not enough to compete, it's only enough to win.
However, not every flight with him is a high-speed thrill ride. Shortly after being traded to Seattle, Graham began taking missions through Angel Flight Soars, which links people that need to travel for medical treatment to volunteer pilots who can get them there. He flew his first mission on March 26, transporting a burn patient from Destin, Florida to Miami.
So, happy birthday to our ace tight end who we hope the sky can't even limit.