One of the more unheralded player in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history has decided that he is going to try his hand at the head coaching position. Former Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham announced on Thursday that he is going to assume the role of head coach at North Fort Myers High School.
Graham was an underutilized player for Tampa Bay for much of his career, playing on special teams many seasons. Graham earned the nickname, Mr. August, after dominating season after season in the Buccaneers preseason games. His best year came in 2007 when he rushed for 898 yards and 10 touchdowns.
North Fort Myers High School should ring a bell with astute NFL fans. It is the home of Hall of Fame CB Deion Sanders and former Tennessee Titans defensive end Javon Kearse. Both players were first-round talents.
The team is going to welcome Graham into his new job with a pep rally on Friday. As a Buccaneers fan and a resident of Southwest Florida, I wish Mr. Graham all the best with his new endeavor.