#17 - Melvin Graham III
2013-14 Football
Indianapolis, Ind.
North Central
Melvin Graham III

2013: Appeared in ten contests for the Crusaders in his sophomore season...tied for the team lead in interceptions (2)...piled up four solo tackles in the season opener at North Dakota (Aug. 29)...recorded another four solo stops at Saint Joseph's (Sept. 7)...registered four tackles versus William Jewell (Sept. 14)...notched a season-high nine tackles (five solo), forced a fumble, and intercepted a pass in Valpo's 49-42 overtime win over Campbell (Sept. 28) on homecoming...picked off another pass, recovered a fumble, and racked up six tackles at Marist (Oct. 5)...made three tackles at Mercer (Oct. 12)...collected seven tackles (Five solo) versus Morehead State (Oct. 19)...recorded five stops versus San Diego (Nov. 2)...broke up a pass and made three tackles (one for a loss) at Butler (Nov. 9).

2012: Played in ten games for Valpo including one start...made his Crusader debut on Aug. 30th versus St. Joseph's...recorded six tackles (five solo) at Youngstown State (Sept. 8)...made three tackles at San Diego (Sept. 22)...had a solo tackle versus Butler on Oct. 6th...registered two tackles in four straight weeks: Marist (Oct. 27), Campbell (Nov. 3), Davidson (Nov. 10), and Morehead State (Nov. 17)...also broke up a pass in the Campbell and Davidson games.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Panthers ... led team in interceptions as a senior ... also served as team captain in final season ... named team's most improved defensive back following junior campaign ... also earned one letter in wrestling ... an Academic All-State honoree on the mat ... team captain as a senior.

Personal: Melvin is the son of Melvin and Tania Graham ... major is engineering ... born March 28, 1994.