ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
29 - Benjamin Graeff
Benjamin Graeff
Height: 6-3
Weight: 240
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Canton, Ohio
High School: Massillon Jackson
Position: DE
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Lowell

At Harvard
2011: Earned Harvard's Henry H. Lamar Award for dedication to the program ... Major H recipient after appearing in all 10 games ... Named preseason All-Ivy League second team by Phil Steel's College Football Preview ... Missed significant time in the preseason with a knee injury ... Had a 12-yard sack in a win at Cornell.

2010: Was leading the Ivy League in sacks before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Finished the season with 24 tackles (15 solo) including five sacks for a loss of 31 yards ... Had a sack and five tackles in a win at Lafayette ... Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Oct. 11 after leading a Harvard defense that collected nine sacks with a personal best of 4.0 sacks himself against Cornell. Graeff also had a game-high seven solo tackles against the Big Red ... Suffered a season-ending knee injury late in the Princeton game.

2009: Appeared in the season opener at Holy Cross, collecting four tackles before suffering an injury ... Major H recipient.

2008: Appeared in all 10 games at linebacker and special teams ... Recorded a tackle in six different games ... Major H recipient.

2007: Did not appear in a game due to injuries ... Minor H recipient.

Background
At Massillon Jackson: First team All-Federal League and a first team All-Independent selection ... Honorable mention all-district pick ... Captain of the football team as a senior ... Team leader in tackles as a senior ... Chosen to play in The Repository East-West All-Star Game.

Personal: Father, Mike, was a standout in track and field at Pittsburgh.