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From tears to the Veer: Graham's journey to GT from Fitzgerald

James Graham (Source: WALB) James Graham (Source: WALB)
FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -

Fitzgerald's James Graham held a ceremonious signing day with family, friends and teammates Tuesday morning.

The dual-threat quarterback signed his actual letter of intent in December during early signing period.

His senior season was hobbled by injuries, but his two previous seasons as a starter were spectacular.

Graham went (26-4), leading the Purple Hurricane to a pair of state title appearances.

But he describes the turning point in his career that came as a Freshman in the playoffs.

"I was out at receiver then, actually at wide out. I ran a post I was wide open, and I dropped it," recalled Graham of a 2014 playoff game.

"I dropped a wide open touchdown in the third round. I went off the field and started crying, and from that point there I was just dedicated."

His new found dedication landed him a new home at Bobby Dodd Stadium just 4 years later.

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