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Peter Graniello
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 2L ... Graniello will be one of the Wildcat elders on the 2006 offensive line, with two years’ starting experience... Firm grip on the role at left tackle, where he had 10 starts in 2005... Earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference honors... Has played both sides... Started all 11 games during the 2004 season, three at right guard, eight at right tackle ... Earned second-team Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and Redshirted for the Wildcats in 2003 and worked with the offensive scout team for much of the season ... Traveled much of the year as an emergency option his first season.


Career Games Played/Starts: 21/21


Graniello (third from left) is one of the 2007 poster boys for UA football


High School: Coronado High School, El Paso, Texas, 2003 ... Honorable mention Texas High School Football Coaches Association 5A Academic all-state selection ... All-district offensive line honors for coach Don Brooks in 2002 ... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Blue Chips Top 300, Top 50 offensive line prospect ... preseason All-Region 1 ... Had 29 tackles playing on the defensive line ... Rivals100 two-star rating ... Finished fifth in the District 1-5A Track Championships in the shot put his junior year ... Earned National Honor Society distinction in 2002 ... Who’s Who Among American High School Students listing in 2003 ... Lettered in football, wrestling and track.


Personal: Academic major is electrical engineering ... Recipient of the 2003 Academic Champion award ... Son of Marcia Graniello of El Paso and Afilio Graniello of Houston ... Mother is a health specialist for State Farm Insurance ... Older brother, Ben, was a scholarship offensive guard at UTEP ... Likes lifting weights and computers ... Older sister, Molly, graduated from Texas-Arlington with a business and finance degree ... Said he was attracted to UA’s offensive philosophy of a balanced attack ... Full name: Peter Lee Graniello ... Date of birth: June 3, 1985.

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