|TE Graham says Gates' success paved way for him|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:00|
Graham, who played only one season of college football at Miami after four years of basketball, says he knows Gates paved the way for him.
Brees says Gates was ``an experiment'' when he joined the Chargers in 2003 after playing basketball at Kent State.
Now Gates is San Diego's all-time receptions leader and has been to eight straight Pro Bowls.
Graham, a third-round pick in 2010, made 99 catches for 1,310 yards and 11 TDs last season.
On Sunday night, they'll both be in the Superdome when the Saints (0-4) host the Chargers (3-1).