Graves Opens Up the RU Scoring

TE Shamar Graves was a local standout (Woodbridge HS) that selected Rutgers over 40 other schools that extended scholarship offers. The versatility that Graves brings to the table is one of his chief strengths. Graves began his RU career as a WR, has since moved to TE, and could play the role of a devastating LB if the need ever arose.

Shamar Graves made the switch to TE during the spring session of 2007. The departure of All Big East selection Clark Harris and Sam Johnson made way for underclassmen to step into a role that the Rutgers offense is known for utilizing. This past Friday evening, Graves entered the Rutgers record books by notching his first career reception and touchdown on the same play, a 12-yard catch in the first quarter.

Given the known big-play ability of the tri-headed WR group (Tiquan Underwood, Kenny Britt, and Tim Brown), the emergence of a receiving threat out of the TE position could arguably make the Rutgers Football offense undefendable. Graves has taken steps to become the TE receiving threat for RU and his initial catch as a member of the Scarlet Knights will serve as a reminder to the opposition of just how many receiving targets they must keep track of.

SOR caught up with Graves after the conclusion of RU's 41-24 victory:


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