By Times Staff Writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published July 20, 2003
NAME: Thomas Jones
HT/WT: 5-10, 230
PERFECT DATE: The perfect date for me is probably going to dinner and the movies. I like the movies. Chilling out. That's my thing. I love the movies. It breaks the monotony of things.
HOBBIES: I like playing Playstation and the Xbox. I like to free-style (rapping). I can to do a little sumpin' sumpin'. You know how that goes. And I like to chill with my friends.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU: Good sense of humor. A homebody. Easy going.
WHY YOU'RE NOT MARRIED: "I don't have a significant other. I had one, but it didn't work out. It was too stressful. I'm trying to focus on football and my job. Right now it's not my main focus. But I'm open to suggestions."
NAME: Earnest Graham.
HT/WT: 5-9, 215.
POSITION: Running back.
BACK IN THE DAY: Graham finished his career as the Gators' fifth-leading rusher with 3,065 yards. His 33 rushing TDs ranked third and 3,468 all-purpose yards ninth on the school lists. A Naples native, Graham was Florida's Mr. Football in 1997.
TO MAKE THE TEAM: The Bucs have several question marks at running back, so there might be room for a versatile runner, pass-catcher and blocker in the mix. Graham is small but solid. He needs to impress coaches with his toughness and avoid injuries.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Graham has a deep, sensitive side. He is a student of the arts, enjoying literature, music and writing poetry.
QUOTE: "It's great to sign with the Super Bowl champion. It's great to come in and see that winning attitude. You either get with it or you don't, and you better get with it."
Bucs give Barber shot at running back
Offense, defense square off at camp
Rookie gets a hand and provides a laugh
Sapp not worried about his future
Zambrano, Rays take step back
Grieve's blood clot a fairly serious issue
Fans, GMs are asking too much
CollegesBulls alumni begin chase of NFL jobs
CyclingArmstrong's Tour lead challenged by Ullrich
GolfClose scores leave it wide Open
Lowery takes third step toward wire-to-wire win
Perry wants to add Jug to trophy case
What's in a name? A disqualification
Horse racingThe link between legends
In briefDonovan scores four in U.S. rout of Cuba
Little LeagueTampa Bay wins two to take sectional title
MLBLike it or not, Bonds has a point
AL: Yankees run right past Indians
NL: Braves beat up on Glavine, Mets again
Reds' top draft pick gets an early start
MotorsportsD. Green holds off Harvick
Gordon seeks old magic at Loudon
NFLChargers leave posh camp for one in L.A.
Surviving as Jet-powered shark bait
NHLFedorov joins Ducks
OutdoorsDaily fishing report
How many fish are in the ocean?
TennisU.S. escapes with 2-0 Fed Cup lead
Letters: Your Turn