Graham Gano - Early Years

Early Years

Gano's father Mark Gano was a United States Navy officer stationed in Scotland when Graham Gano was born. Graham Gano has a long line of ancestors who served in the military, including his grandfather Richard Gano,of Martinsburg, WV. Gano grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where he attended and played high school football for J.M. Tate High School. In high school he was an All-American First-Team selection by USA Today and the nation's third ranked kicker by Rivals.com. Gano played in the CaliFlorida All-Star game, completing a 50-yard field goal in the game. During his senior season, Gano kicked three field goals over 55 yards (57, 64 and 65 yards) and had a 71-yard field goal made which was negated by a penalty. 36 of his 38 kickoffs were touchbacks and he averaged better than 42 yards per punt as a senior.

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