- Chicago Bears TE Jimmy Graham went skydiving with the elite U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
- On this episode of ‘I Could Do That’ from Whistle, Jimmy discusses growing up on military bases and getting into formation with the Golden Knights
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Jimmy Graham has been one of the best NFL tight ends of the modern era. He led the league in touchdowns back in 2013 when he was still with New Orleans. Jimmy holds the Saints’ franchise record for most receptions in a season and tied the Saints record for TDs in a season. Likewise, he holds the Seahawks’ season record for most TDs, receptions, and yards by a tight end. He is ELITE.
On this episode of ‘I Could Do That’ from Whistle, Jimmy Graham joins the elite US Army Golden Knights parachute team to jump out of a plane and get into formation. Part of me wonders if I should be more impressed by good Jimmy Graham is at skydiving but he’s a world-class athlete so I’m telling myself I shouldn’t be that surprised. Just hit the ‘play’ button on that video above to watch the clip!
Who are the US Army Golden Knights?
The Army Parachute Team was formed back in 1959 at Fort Bragg. Two years later the Army Parachute Team was designated the official aerial demonstration team. And one year later they officially adopted the name ‘Golden Knights’.
‘Golden Knights’ was a carefully chosen name. The ‘Golden’ refers to the team’s success on the world stage and winning gold medals in global competitions. And ‘Knights’ refers to ‘defenders of the sky’.
The Golden Knights are a gateway between the U.S. Army and the public. Members of the Golden Knights are ambassadors of the U.S. Army who connect with the American public.
Just hit play on that episode of ‘I Could Do That’ from Whistle and check out Jimmy’s clip!
Jimmy Graham Goes Skydiving
It really is remarkable how Jimmy’s NFL skills translate to jumping out of a plane. He was able to pick up the non-verbal signals without any issue at all. And from a physical perspective, he already has the core strength and body control necessary to jump out of a plane and get in formation with the most elite formation skydivers on the planet.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little jealous of Jimmy Graham here. I’ve never actually been skydiving. Years ago, I studied abroad in Panama and had planned on doing my first jump there but didn’t find the time. I’ve always thought it would be amazing to jump and see both the Pacific and the Caribbean at the same time and then LAND IN THE RAIN FOREST. Is there any way to top that skydiving experience? If there is, I’m open to suggestions.
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