Graham Harrell
Graham Harrell


Ennis, Texas

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Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205




Graduate School:


Texas Tech - WVU Postgame Notes

Red Raiders Start 7-0 For Fourth Time in History

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl MVP ... Named the Sammy Baugh Trophy winner by The Touchdown Club of Columbus ... All-Big 12 Conference Second Team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... earned bowl MVP honors after orchestrated a second-straight come back for a bowl win ... completed 44-of-69 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns against Virginia ... helped lead the Red Raiders to 17 points in the final four minutes of the game to secure the 31-28 win ... 400-yard game was the 14th of his career ... the nation's leading passer, he completed 47 of his school-record 72 attempts for 420 yards and two touchdowns against No. 3-ranked Oklahoma ... threw for more than 400 yards in all but two games ... torched the Texas defense for the second consecutive season, racking up 466 yards and five touchdowns on 36-of-48 attempts in Austin ... completed 37-of-46 attempts for 433 yards and three touchdowns at Baylor ... ... the Baylor game was the ninth start of his career in which he was able to avoid throwing an interception ... threw for 431 yards and three touchdowns, completing 46-of-62 attempts in Tech's 31-26 loss to Colorado ... completed 44 of his career-high 69 attempts for 397 yards and a touchdown at Missouri ... succeeded on 30-of-37 attempts for 425 yards and three touchdowns in Tech's 35-7 defeat of Texas A&M ... scored his third rushing touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter against the Aggies ... completed 36-of-43 attempts for 425 yards and four touchdowns against Iowa State ... 83.7% completion rate against the Cyclones set a new school record, besting the mark of 83.1% set by Kliff Kingsbury at Texas A&M in 2002 ... ranks second all-time behind Kingsbury in school history in both career passing yards, completions and passing touchdowns ... completed 26-of-40 pass attempts for 338 yards and five touchdowns in Tech's 75-7 dismantling of Northwestern State ... named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career after throwing for a career-high with 646 yards, completing 46 of his 67 attempts for five touchdowns in the conference opener at Oklahoma State ... 646-yard output marked the seventh time in his career he has eclipsed the 400-yard plateau ... 646 yards marked the second-highest single-game total in school history and the fourth-highest in major college football history ... set a new career-high with six touchdown passes at Rice ... completed 28-of-37 attempts for 414 yards against the Owls ... racked up a career-high 48 completions against UTEP, finishing with 484 yards and four touchdown passes in the home opener ... opened the season with an outstanding performance at SMU, completing 44-of-59 attempts for 419 yards and four touchdowns against the Mustangs.

Best sophomore season in school history with 4,555 passing yards and 38 touchdowns ... third-best in NCAA history ... already ranks among the top five on several career passing lists at Texas Tech ... nine 300-yard passing games ... led the nation in completions with 412 and ranked second in passing yards ... 412 completions are the fourth-best single-season total in school history and he owns the fourth-highest single-season passing yardage mark by a Tech quarterback ... boasted a 38:11 touchdown to interception ratio ... led the Big 12 conference in passing, passing touchdowns and total offense ... engineered an improbable come-from-behind win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl ... Tech rallied late, outscoring the Gophers 31-0 in the final 22 minutes of the game to force overtime ... named Insight Bowl Offensive MVP after throwing for 445 yards on 36-of-55 passing ... completed two touchdown passes ... picked up his eighth career 300-yard passing game, throwing for 353 yards in Tech's victory over Oklahoma State ... passed for 166 yards and his second touchdown of the game, directing the season-high 17 point output by the offense in the third quarter ... threw for 250 yards on 26-of-48 passing and two touchdowns at Oklahoma ... turned in another solid performance in the win over Baylor, completing 35-of-52 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns against the Bears defense ... also picked up his career-long rush on a 20-yard draw play late in third quarter ... threw for his career-high 519 yards on 42-for-62 passing and three touchdowns against a Longhorn defense that was the nation's 14th ranked going into the game ... 519 yards were the sixth-highest single-game output in school history and were the most ever by a Tech quarterback against Texas ... finished the Iowa State game 31-for-40 passing for 368 yards and a career-high six touchdowns against the Cyclones ... 77.5% completion percentage was his highest of the season ... completed 26-of-39 passes and threw his 19th touchdown pass of the season to Danny Amendola in the fourth quarter at Colorado ... completed 39 of his 55 attempts against Missouri and finished with 342 yards and three touchdown passes ... fourth-career 300-yard passing game ... picked up Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance at Texas A&M after throwing for 392 yards and four touchdowns on 32-for-45 passing ... orchestrated the two-minute offense and threw 37-yard touchdown strike to Robert Johnson to put Tech ahead 30-27 with :26 remaining ... was 5-of-7 for 75 yards on the scoring drive ... finished 20-of-29 for 245 yards and four touchdowns, playing only the first half against Southeastern Louisiana ... completed 23-of-47 attempts for 204 yards in his second road start at TCU ... threw for 376 yards, completing 40 of his 52 attempts for two touchdowns in his second start at UTEP ... also rushed for his first career touchdown, Tech's first of the game in the second quarter ... completed 34-of-49 pass attempts for 342 yards and five touchdowns in his first career start, a 35-3 Texas Tech victory over SMU ... first touchdown pass of the season came on the offense's second drive when he found receiver Todd Walker from eight yards out...completed passes to seven different receivers...was on the passing end of each of Johnson's single-game school record 15 receptions.

Played one series in the Cotton Bowl and connected on 1-of-4 passes for 30 yards ... completed 3-of-4 passes for 25 yards in fourth quarter against Texas A&M ... threw third touchdown pass of the season, a 10-yard strike to Slade Hodges ... was 3-for-7 in backup duty against Kansas State ... logged 26 yards ... 47 pass attempts are nine short of Tech record for a backup under Leach ... threw for 69 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-15 passing against Indiana State ... 208-yard performance against Sam Houston State ... also threw first-career touchdown pass ... finished the game 14-of-17 passing ... played all but two series in the second half ... entered the FIU game on Tech's second drive in the fourth quarter ... proved why he was heavily touted coming out of high school in leading Tech on two scoring drives ... completed 7-of-8 passes for 64 yards, including a 25-yard completion to fellow redshirt freshman L.A. Reed.

Redshirt season.

Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas ... Four-star recruit (Rivals.com) ... Gatorade Texas Player of the Year ... EA Sports All-America Team ... Hodge 150 (ESPN) ... No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 15 overall prospect in Texas (Texas Insider Top 100) ... No. 15 quarteback in the nation (SuperPrep.com) ... No. 17 quarterback in the nation (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... No. 24 Midlands Sweet 66 (Rivals.com) ... No. 24 Texas Top 100 (Rivals.com) ... No. 30 overall prospect in the nation (Big 12 Insider Top 100) ... National Top 100 (Max Emfinger Recruiting) ... No. 8 area prospect (Dallas Morning News) ... No. 9 prospect in Texas (Dallas Morning News) ... Offensive Athlete of the Year (Dallas Morning News) ... National Top 100 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... State Top 100 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... Two-Time Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year (Associated Press) ... two-time all-state selection and three-time all-district pick ... two-year District 16-4A MVP ... 41-3 as a three-year starter ... passed for 4,825 yards and 67 touchdowns senior season ... completed 244-of-373 pass attempts ... led Ennis to undefeated regular season and 53.8 points per game ... holds state record for single-season passing touchdowns (54) ... seven 300-yard passing games in 2003 ... passed for 573 yards in win over Waxahachie, the third-best single-game total in state history ... threw for 3,411 yards and 46 touchdowns against only six interceptions as a junior ... also rushed for 1,055 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2002 ... All-America selection (PrepStar) ... state's all-time leading passer with 12,532 yards and 167 touchdowns ... ranks nationally in single-season touchdowns (second), career touchdowns (third) and career passing yards (sixth) ... 4.7 in the 40 ... also recruited by Georgia, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Kansas State ... named Dallas Morning News District 16-4A Coach of the Year ... High School Coach: Sam Harrell.

Graham Harrell ... born May 22, 1985, in Brownwood, Texas ... son of Kathy and Sam Harrell ... has an older brother, Zac, and younger brother, Clark, who is a quarterback at Abilene Christian ... received a degree in history in December 2007 ... working toward master's in education.

PASSING	G	C-A-I	Pct	Yds	Yds/gm	TD	Lg
2005	6	36-51-0	70.6	392	65.3	3	44
2006	13	412-668-11	67.1	4,555	350.4	38	76
2007	13	512-713-14	71.9	5,705	438.8	48	75
TOTALS	32	961-1385-25	69.4	10682	333.8	89	76


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