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#31 - Melvin Graham III
2012-13 Football
POS.
DB
HT.
5-9
WT.
160
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Indianapolis, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
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.

2012-13 Football
1 Devan GadsonDB
2 Alan Porter, Jr.DB
3 Eric SlenkWR
4 Tim BennettWR
5 Ryan GorskiQB
6 Jabril BakerRB
7 Dylan SimkinWR
8 Ali ShahineDB
9 Ben LehmanQB
10 Quinn SchaferQB
11 A.J. BradleyDB
12 Steve O'BryantDB
13 Scott StaalQB
14 Andrew CassaraWR
15 Alex HentgenWR
15-S Josh YoungK
16 Keith LarsonDB
16-O Trae HoeskeQB
17 Kevin FergusonDB
18 Fred GladneyWR
19 Eric HoffmanQB
20 Mike PandoK
21 Dylan StormDB
22 Alex GraskDB
23 Ryan SinghDB
24 Patrick DerbakLB
25 Sterling SummervilleRB
26 Colin BurkeLB
27 Carlos HunterLB
28 Dale CookDB
29 Hayden HastDB
30 Max DeliaRB
31 Melvin Graham IIIDB
32 Ryan LehrTE
33 Chris GiehonRB
33-D Alex KozlowskiP/K
34 Emmanuel Bara-HartDB
34-O Branden SlatteryTE
35 Cody GokanLB
36 Tevin JohnsonLB
37 Robert MacariLB
38 Christopher HowardLB
39 Roberto KellyLB
40 Nate SaariLB
41 Cody CottonDB
42 Zach BiharyRB
43 Aaron BrunnerTE
44 Gabe Ali-ElRB
46 Alex GreenLB
47 Jordan LewisLB
48 Ryan MundyLB
49 Jake HutsonRB
50 Bruce CollinsDL
52 Francis Baker, Jr.LB
57 Bill BodzianowskiOL
58 Matt BarlowDL
59 J.T. RotroffLB
60 John GuilfordDL
61 Nate KoenemanOL
62 Tom EhrlichOL
63 Frankie ManninoOL
64 Ben DuKatzOL
65 Colm FlahertyOL
66 Colton SanchezLB
67 Charlie HackettDL
70 Matt SchrollOL
71 Sam ManternachOL
72 Drew WhiteDL
73 Cody HopkinsOL
74 Curtis VacendakDL
75 Stuart BarkleyOL
77 Joe AngerOL
78 Brendan FlahertyOL
79 Sean CookOL
80 Brad SiculaWR
81 Tony TaibiWR
82 Kent WarrenWR
83 Mike GertonTE
84 Tanner KuramataWR
85 Andrew ButtsWR
86 Cole AndersonWR
87 Colin MarcottWR
88 Greg WoodP
89 Austin EtzlerWR
90 Matt MallonTE
92 Bryce DempseyDL
93 John GiovencoDL
95 Nick MoffittDL
96 Ralph LauxLB
97 Austin BrosharDL
98 Nick ScovilleDL
99 Wesley ManderscheidLS
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler