By Jerry Sullivan
NEW ORLEANS -- Corey Graham has definitely arrived.
Graham, a Buffalo native and Turner-Carroll graduate, had one of the 12 raised stages reserved for the key members of the Baltimore Ravens at Tuesday afternoon's media day. Not bad for a former special teams Pro Bowler who left the Chicago Bears as a free agent last summer because he wanted a chance at cornerback.
Graham, who took over as a starting corner because of injuries and had a breakthrough during this postseason, said he's heard from a lot of people back home lately.
"Oh, a lot! A lot," Graham said. "I have a lot of people coming to the game. My whole family is still in Buffalo. They're all coming to the game. I go back to Buffalo all the time, because that's where everybody is at. It'll always be home for me."
Graham was a senior in the 2002 graduating class at Turner-Carroll -- the last graduating class before the Catholic inner-city high school closed.
"Yeah, my senior year was the last year of my high school," Graham said. "It closed after my senior year. It was very unfortunate. I wish I still had a high school where I could go back and watch a couple of games."
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