New Orleans Saints tight-end Jimmy Graham has become a weapon in his rookie season. The Associated Press has the story, below.

Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates the Saints first touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens  at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens lead the Saints at the half 21-14.


When Jimmy Graham was still a college basketball player at Miami, he got some sound career advice from people with backgrounds as divergent as university President Donna Shalala and former star quarterback Bernie Kosar.

Shalala, who attends Miami sporting events and gets to know the athletes, repeatedly urged Graham to try playing for the Hurricanes' football team.