White Graves
No. 44, 41
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1942-03-20) March 20, 1942 (age 82)
Crystal Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Crystal Springs (MS)
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 17 / Pick: 135
(by the Boston Patriots)[1]
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

White Solomon Graves III (born March 20, 1942) is a former American football defensive back who played four seasons in the American Football League (AFL) with the Boston Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals. He was drafted by the Boston Patriots in the 17th round of the 1965 AFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University and attended Crystal Springs High School in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.[2]

College career

Graves played college football for the LSU Tigers. He was named to the Academic All-SEC team in 1964.[3]

Professional career

Graves was selected by the Boston Patriots with the 135th pick in the 1965 AFL Draft. He played in forty games for the Patriots from 1965 to 1967.[2]

He played in two games for the Cincinnati Bengals during the 1968 season.[2]

Personal life

His son, Sol Graves, played quarterback for the LSU Tigers.[3][4]


  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "WHITE GRAVES". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Academic All-SEC" (PDF). lsusports.net. p. 250. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sol Graves". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 11, 2016.