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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Starbuck School Superintendent due to retire Dec. 31

 

September 24, 2020

Courtesy Photo

Starbuck School District Superintendent Kevin Graffis is pictured next to Arthur Whittington (carrying the ball) when he played football for the Oakland Invaders in the United States Football League, in 1983, and 1984.

STARBUCK-The first thing you notice when you meet Starbuck School District Superintendent Kevin Graffis is what a big man he is. Graffis has played professional football, and as he begins to talk, his love of sports comes across.

Just two years into his first teaching job in Bridgeport, Wash., he was tapped by the San Francisco 49ers to play professional football. He said he played two preseasons with the 49ers but didn't make the final cut; and ended up playing in the United States Football League with the Oakland Invaders.

"What an experience that was," he said.

Graffis said he is alread...



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