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Graham Harrell fumbles first career NFL snap

The former Ennis and Texas Tech standout did not have an auspicious start to his NFL career on Sunday.

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After graduating from Texas Tech as one of the school's all-time leading QB's in 2009, former Ennis standout Graham Harrell waited three years for his first chance in an NFL game.

He wasn't drafted out of college, spending a year in the CFL before catching on with the Green Bay Packers in 2010. He spent the next two seasons biding his time on the practice squad behind Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn, before taking over as Green Bay's backup in 2012.

He got his first taste of action on Sunday, when Rodgers had to leave the Packers game against the Saints when he was poked in the eye in third quarter.

It ... did not go very well. Green Bay was on the New Orleans 2 yard line, but Harrell managed to fumble the hand-off, gift-wrapping a huge turnover to the Saints.

Rodgers returned on the next series, so hopefully this will not be the epitaph of Harrell's still young NFL career.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.