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WHITES CREEK HEAD COACH
ANTHONY LAW SAYS:
Jamie's personality is what makes him special. There's no quit to him at all. He's 100 percent that way. He's a leader on the field and at school.
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HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain in football... Started at wide receiver, quarterback, tailback and defensive back... Named 4A All-State by Tennessee Sports Writers Association and All-Midstate by Nashville Tennessean as senior... In 2006, threw for 570 yards and five TDs, ran for 640 yards and 12 TDs, and caught 25 passes for 285 yards and four TDs. Also had four INTs, and 15 for career, and returned four kicks for TDs as senior... Two-time first team All-Region selection... Three-year starter... Became first freshman to start Whites Creek varsity basketball game... Continues to be a hoops standout guard for a top area team... Surpassed 1,500 points for career... Helped team to 2006 AAA state semifinals... In December, became school's first student to receive the prestigious William Hume Award from Nashville city schools for outstanding accomplishment by a football scholar athlete.
PERSONAL Jamie Donnell Graham... "JG"... Born Nov. 24, 1988 in Nashville... Has a younger brother, Jamonte... Raised by grandmother, Hattie Graham, following tragic 1996 death of mother, Jamie Denise Graham... An uncle, Whites Creek grad Odell Bradley, was basketball standout at IUPUI... Shelton Quarles, former Commodore LB and Super Bowl winner with the Tampa Bay Bucs, is a Whites Creek alum.
WHITES CREEK HEAD COACH ANTHONY LAW
"I can tell you, without question, I'm going to miss Jamie as a football coach and this school is going to miss him as a student. He's a very special young man, just a gem."
"As an athlete, he can do it all - and did for us. Jamie played quarterback, receiver, even tailback, along with defensive back. He also was a return guy and punter. He's a lot of fun to watch with the ball in his hands."
"But Jamie's personality is what makes him special. There's no quit to him at all. He's 100 percent that way. He's a leader on the field and at school. As a coach, you hope to have a lot of kids like him."