BATON ROUGE - LSU defensive back and special teams standout Daniel Graff has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the organization announced.
Graff, a senior from Metairie, just completed his third year as a member of the LSU football team. Graff joined the squad as a walk-on for the 2007 season and has since worked his way up to being a regular on LSU's special teams while also serving as a backup defensive back.
In three years with the Tigers, Graff has played in 26 games, recording 18 tackles and a blocked punt. All 18 of Graff's tackles have come on special teams as he's a starter on both of LSU's coverage units for punts and kickoffs.
Graff originally enrolled at Louisiana-Lafayette in the fall of 2005 on a track scholarship. However, he was able to spend just one week at Louisiana-Lafayette before returning home to Metairie to help rebuild the family home that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Graff remained in Metairie, enrolling at the University of New Orleans in the fall of 2006 before transferring to LSU in 2007.