Scottie Graham, Long Beach High School Class of 1987, is among only 31 individuals to be inducted into the Long Beach Hall of Fame as a result of his significant contributions to high school athletics in Nassau County.
During his Long Beach High School years, Graham was a three sport athlete participating on the lacrosse, wrestling and football teams. He achieved All-American status in all three. In addition to demonstrating dedication athletically, he never missed a single day in the classroom.
Graham was a three-year football starter and captain at The Ohio State University, and eventually went on to hold a successful career in the NFL during which he went seven seasons without fumbling the football. He joined the New York Jets in 1992, the Minnesota Vikings in 1993 and the Cincinnati Bengals in 1997.
Many of Graham’s professional highlights were accomplished while he played for the Vikings. He held the fourth-highest single-game rushing total of 305 yards in Vikings history, finished the 1993 campaign as the team’s leading rusher and was presented with the Ed Block Courage Award in 1996.
Currently a Senior Associate Athletics Director at Arizona State University, Graham oversees several sports while also providing oversight, leadership, and direct support with assigned strategic projects and specific sports for Sun Devil Athletics. Graham was also charged with oversight on the transition from Nike to Adidas for all 26 Varsity Sports. Whether they are in the stands at a Sun Devil event or not, Graham enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, and their two children.