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Enters his third season with the program after making his San Diego State game debut last season ... A backup at the talented linebacker position, Graves real impact was felt last season on special teams ... In 2012, led all San Diego State players in special teams tackles.
2012: One of 36 student-athletes to see action in all 13 Aztec games ... Was a staple on San Diego State special teams where he led the squad in total tackles and tackles off of punts ... His coverage skills helped the unit rank 44th in punt return yardage allowed (6.8 ypa).
2011: Redshirted his first season at San Diego State.
At Saddleback: Played at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif., during the 2010 season ... Led the team with 10.5 tackles for loss, including five sacks ... Had 70 total stops, 10 quarterback hurries and recovered a fumble ... The Gauchos finished 8-3 and were the No. 2 seed in the Southern California playoffs, playing in the Southern California Bowl.
At Southern Oregon: Originally attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore., during the 2009 campaign ... Played in all of the team's nine outings, recording 52 tackles with five behind the line of scrimmage ... Also had a sack, an interception and recovered a pair of fumbles for the Raiders.
High School: Played at Tesoro High in Las Flores, Calif. ... Lettered for two years and served as team captain for one season ... Helped the Titans to league titles as a junior and senior ... Named first-team all-league his final two seasons and was also an all-county, all-CIF and third-team all-state pick in 2008 ... Was a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse.
Personal: Born April 23, 1991, in Columbus, Ohio ... Son of Sue and Mark Graves ... Majoring in business marketing.