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Marvin Graves (born February 7, 1971) is a former quarterback in the Canadian Football League as well as one of the top signal-callers in the history of Syracuse University.

High school

Graves was a standout quarterback at Archbishop Carroll High School (Washington, D.C.), and also excelled at basketball and baseball for the Washington, D.C. high school.[1]


Graves finished his career as the all-time passing yardage leader at Syracuse (8,466), leading the Orange in the category each of his four campaigns. His 48 touchdown tosses rank second in program history. Graves quarterbacked SU to victories in the 1990 Aloha bowl, the 1992 Hall of Fame bowl, where he was named MVP,[2] and the 1993 Fiesta bowl, where he was named co-MVP with Kevin Mitchell.[3] In a 1992 game vs. Rutgers, he gained 476 yards.[4]

Graves was named to Syracuse University's All-Century team in November, 1999.[5]

Professional career

Graves was a quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts (1994–1995), the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1996, 2000–2001), and the Montreal Alouettes (1997).

Coaching career

After his CFL career, Graves went on to coach for Washington, D.C. high schools as well as several quarterback camps. He coached quarterbacks for the Division III Catholic University of America.

Ultimate Frisbee ownership

In 2013, Graves was the co-owner of the Washington, D.C. professional Ultimate team, the DC Breeze.[6]


  1. ^ Huff, Donald (1990-05-22). "MOTEN OPTS TO PLAY BASKETBALL AT SYRACUSE". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  2. ^ "GRAVES MVP AS SYRACUSE TIPS OHIO ST". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  3. ^ Rhoden, William C. (1993-01-02). "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Orange Find Footing to Beat Buffaloes (Published 1993)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  4. ^ Northrop, Milt. "SYRACUSE'S GRAVES BURIES RUTGERS IN AVALANCHE OF OFFENSIVE RECORDS". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  5. ^ "Marvin Graves, Football, 1990-93". Syracuse University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  6. ^ Austermuhle, Martin (2013-09-05). "Disc Management: Can Professional Ultimate Frisbee Make It in D.C.?". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2020-10-27.