Cardinals' punter Ben Graham, 35, spent 11 years playing Australian rules football before deciding to make a change, joining the New York Jets in 2005. Signing with the Jets Graham became only the 4th Australian to play in the NFL. On Sunday evening he will be the first to play in the Super Bowl.
He punted in New York for more than three seasons, his time elapsing just days after the Jets beat the Cardinals 56-35 on Sept. 28. After a team meeting, Graham was on his way to the locker room to prepare for a team photo when he felt a tap on his shoulder.
"I went upstairs and was told I was being released," Graham said. "I actually left the building, walking past my teammates getting their photo taken."
After being released Graham spent 8 days on the New Orleans Saints roster before joining the Cardinals on December 1.