As the Eagles’ first-round draft selection in 2010 (13th
overall), Brandon Graham is the longest-tenured member
of the defense. It was only fitting that he made the pivotal
play – a fourth-quarter strip-sack of Tom Brady in Super
Bowl LII – that helped close out the first Super Bowl title
in franchise history. On a stacked defensive front, Graham
hopes to continue his dominance in 2018 and lead the
defense in his ninth season.
YOUR SACK OF TOM BRADY WAS ONE OF THE MOST
IMPORTANT PLAYS IN EAGLES HISTORY. WHAT DOES IT
MEAN TO YOU?
“It’s special because it was part of giving me my first ring.
We obviously had everybody have a good game and play
hard against him and to make a play like that to get the
ball back; it was a dream come true. To win the Super Bowl
in that way, it’s special.”
THE SUPER BOWL WAS AROUND YOUR DAUGHTER’S AND
WIFE’S BIRTHDAYS. HOW SPECIAL WAS IT TO SHARE IT
“It made me feel like my first one is coming because it
was my baby girl’s (Emerson) birthday and then you got my
wife’s (Carlyne) birthday, so I figured, win the Super Bowl
for my baby girl’s birthday and then have a parade for my
by GRAHAM FOLEY
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