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Getting to Know Your Local Kansas City Chiefs Vol. 2

With training camp begining on July 27th and not much news happening until then, I've decided that now is about the only time I'll be able to take a break from posting. Starting on Monday, I'll be taking off a week and enjoying a few days that aren't filled with obsessively reading sports blogs and googling Chiefs information (Who am I kidding? I'll still be checking out the blogosphere). Don't worry though. There will be still be a lot of action going on here. I've left you in very capable hands for the week.

Safety Jon McGraw, Manhattan, KS

Jon McGraw came to the Kansas City Chiefs on March 29th as an unrestricted free agent from Detroit. Entering his 6th year in the league, McGraw spent his first three seasons with the New York Jets under our main man Herman Edwards. McGraw entered the league as the Jets second round pick in 2002 and his stats show him to be a pretty decent mix of corner, safety and special teams guy.

McGraw attended Riley County High School in Riley, KS where he earned first-team All-Class 3A and third-team All-Kansas honors as a senior.

Riley, KS, is basically Manhattan, KS, where McGraw attended college at K-State. My "Manhappening" experience is limited to getting drunk there in college and avoiding the police on I-70 while driving there from KC. Not exactly a tourist destination, Manhattan boats the nickname the "Little Apple". While that nickname is quite easy to poke fun at considering Manhattan is about as far away from a metropolis as possible, "Manhappening" can brag about having a Gumby's Pizza. Their "Big Ass" pizza is enough to feed at least two stoned college students and I'm sure the franchise has fed hundreds of thousands more over its lifetime.

McGraw began his college career as a walk-on wide receiver in 1997. He joined the illustrious ranks of K-State football players when he appeared in his first game in 1998. That year, McGraw registered 11 tackles, an INT and a forced fumble. He made a name for himself at free safety during his junior and senior seasons when he started a majority of the Wildcats' games at the position.

McGraw can probably expect to fill in as a backup for the Kansas City Chiefs this year. Considering we already have a couple young, capable safeties, I don't expect McGraw to beat anyone out for a starting position. He'll probably get most of his playing time on special teams.

Manhattan, KS, AP salutes you.

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