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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sky is the limit for second-year TE, whose hardwood background has successfully transitioned to the football field Jimmy Graham said as a kid he always wanted to fly. I probably watched the movie Top Gun a thousand times, said Graham. ...

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Sky is the limit for second-year TE, whose hardwood background has successfully transitioned to the football field


Jimmy Graham said as a kid he always wanted to fly.

I probably watched the movie Top Gun a thousand times, said Graham. I think I burned a hole in the VHS I had because I rewound it so much.

With the help from his close friend, John Fox, Graham started taking pilot lessons this past offseason. Graham would wake up as early as 5:30 a.m. in Miami to take lessons before his daily workout. After three months of training, Graham earned his pilots license.

Its pretty cool because it is something I can continue to work on, said Graham. You have to work to get other licenses to fly other planes and there are always helicopters. Its limitless to what you can do.

Graham said one of the things that pushed him to get the license is so he could easily travel to Miami to watch his favorite player, the Miami Heats LeBron James, play.

Additionally, he plans to use it during the offseason when the Saints hold offseason workouts at their facility in Metairie.

Graham hopes to purchase his own private plane in a couple years. For now, the adventurous tight end will rent a plane when he wants to fly somewhere.

One problem with renting planes: There arent many 6-foot-6, 260-pound pilots. Graham said he has to rent the bigger and more expensive planes when he flies to accommodate his tall frame.

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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Thanks papz.

I love this kid.

Funny that our 1st 1,000 yard receiver in forever will be a Tight End.
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