UCF currently has 18 players on professional rosters.
2009 (Senior): Went at least 6.0 innings in his final five starts, including the postseason...Had a 3.86 ERA and a 3-1 record from April 24 to the end of the year...For the year, evolved into the Friday night starter and was 4-3 with a 5.94 ERA, striking out a team-high 56 batters in 69.2 innings...Hurled 4.0 innings of relief against VCU (Feb. 22), picking up the win by limiting the Rams to four hits and no walks...Went 5.2 innings in a start vs. Monmouth (March 8), striking out four and not walking a batter...Fanned eight batters in 5.2 innings, giving up just two runs and issuing one walk vs. Hartford (March 14)...Sat down all three hitters he faced vs. Florida (March 18)...Opened his outing vs. Southern Miss (March 27) by retiring the first nine hitters, and went on to post six strikeouts and just four hits against in 5.0 innings...Gave up just two runs on three hits with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings vs. Tulane (April 10)...Worked 6.0 solid inning in the win at UAB (April 24), allowing just one run on five hits, walking none and striking out four...Finished with 6.1 innings in a start vs. Marshall (May 1), striking out three...Confused No. 2 Rice (May 8) all night long, tossing 6.1 shutout innings, not walking one and scattering eight singles for the win...Was named the C-USA Pitcher of the Week for that performance over the Owls...Grabbed the win over Houston (May 14), going 7.2 innings with only one walk and three runs against while striking out eight...Worked 6.1 innings with three strikeouts in the C-USA Championship vs. ECU (May 20).
2008 (Junior): Awarded a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...Started five of 10 games during the year, accumulating a 1-2 record with a 6.11 ERA...Struck out 29 in 28.0 innings...Recorded a 4.15 ERA in C-USA contests...Did not give up more than one earned run in all five relief outings...Made first UCF appearance in a start at Jacksonville (March 5), working 2.1 innings with a strikeout...Fanned a career-high eight batters while going 4.0 innings in a start against Stetson (March 12)...Picked up the win in 5.0 shutout innings with six strikeouts against Wagner (March 18)...Made the start against UNF (March 25) and had two strikeouts...Worked 3.0 scoreless innings with a strikeout at USF (April 29)...Masterful in 4.1 innings of relief vs. UAB (May 9), striking out five, walking only one and giving up just one earned run...Struck out three in 1.2 scoreless frames against Clemson (May 15)...Tossed 2.1 innings of relief with two strikeouts vs. Southern Miss at the C-USA Championship (May 21).
Prior to UCF: Pitched for Florida State University for two seasons...Finished sophomore year with a 1-2 record in 13 appearances, including three starts...Had a 4.00 ERA, one save and 23 strikeouts in 27.0 innings, holding opposing batters to a .206 average...Made 10 appearances as a freshman, all in relief...Combined on two shutouts and struck out 16 in 14.0 innings of work.
High School: Played high school ball at Gaither in Tampa, Fla., for head coach Frank Permuy...Named a Florida Bright Futures Scholar, graduating with a 4.2 GPA...As a senior, was a member of the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American Second Team, the Class 5A All-State First Team and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Team...Earned Florida Sportswriters and Florida Dairy Farmer's Player of the Year honors, as well as the 35th Tony Saladino Award as Hillsborough County's top player...Led Gaither to first state championship appearance, going 10-3 with a 1.33 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 85 innings...Had 10 complete games and seven shutouts...Participated in the East Coast MLB Professional Showcase and the Florida Diamond Club Professional Showcase as a junior...Named honorable mention all-state after going 8-1 with a 0.72 ERA in 58 innings...Had a 2.21 ERA in 66.2 innings as a sophomore...Was Gaither's Rookie of the Year following first high school season thanks to a 2.88 ERA and three victories.
Personal: Born in Tampa, Fla....Son of Lloyd and Verla Graham...Has one brother, Josh...Majoring in sports and fitness.