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Former Cheney star, Idaho linebacker Ty Graham transfers to Eastern Washington

January 26, 2019

Ty Graham will end his college football career in his hometown.

Graham, a Cheney High product and former starting outside linebacker at Idaho, has transferred to Eastern Washington, where he’ll play his final year of eligibility as a graduate transfer

”I made the decision to be closer with my family and to transfer to EWU,” Graham posted Friday on Twitter. ” I can’t thank U of I enough for everything they have done for me. I will forever be grateful for the last 3 years spent as a Vandal. “

Graham, the son of former EWU defensive coordinator John Graham, racked up 133 career tackles at Idaho over the last three seasons, including 13 tackles for a loss.

John Graham was a linebackers coach at Idaho in 2018, but is no longer listed on the coaching staff

Ty Graham is one of 28 players to recently leave Idaho’s program, according to the Lewiston Tribune. Idaho finished 4-7 in its return to Big Sky Conference last season after 22 seasons at the FBS level.

Graham had a team-high 12 tackles last season in 38-14 loss at EWU. The Eagles went on to win the Big Sky title and advance to the FCS national title game.

With the addition of Graham, the Eagles return four proven linebackers next season, including Chris Ojoh (105 tackles in 2018), Andrew Katzenberger (70 career tackles) and Jack Sendelbach (65 career tackles).

Graham was the Great Northern League MVP his senior year at Cheney.

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