Given the short patience of the Redskins front office, it's not surprising the Suisham experiment is officially over. In trying to find more info on the new Redskins kicker, Graham Gano, I came across SB Nation friend Bruce's interview with Graham on Baltimore Beatdown. Some highlights:
Graham Gano converted 24 of 26 field goal attempts in 2008 for the Seminoles, including five of seven from 50+ yards. Gano did not miss from inside 49 yards in 2008. He missed the first two games of the season with a torn meniscus suffered in pre-season but it obviously didn't affect the rest of his season.
During the last year of his career at Florida State, Graham was asked and slated to become the first player in school history to handle all of the kicking duties - consisting of punting, placements and kickoffs - for the 2008 season.
Named the top punter in the ACC by the Sporting News.
Won the Lou Groza Award, given to college football's top placekicker, and was considered to be the best kicking prospect entering the 2009 NFL Draft
Rexx: Do you have a nickname that you can share with us?
Graham: I have a ton of nicknames but the one that sticks out to me the most would have to be Graham Cracker.
Rexx: What little known fact should we know about you?
Graham: I was born in Dundee, Scotland. My Dad was in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and was stationed in Scotland where he met my mum.
"Graham Cracker"? I anxiously await Fred Smoot's take on this nick-name. Graham lost the kicking battle to Steve Hauschka and was cut September 5th by the Ravens.