John Griffin (American football)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Griffin
No. 24     Omaha Mammoths
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-17) December 17, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Austin, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Ashburnham (MA) Oakmont
College: Massachusetts
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Omaha Nighthawks
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Rushing yards 0
Rushing average 0
Rushing Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

John Anthony Griffin[1] (born December 17, 1988) is an American football running back for the Omaha Mammoths of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL). He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Northeastern until transferring to the University of Massachusetts for his senior season.

High school career[edit]

He attended Oakmont Regional High School in Massachusetts where he just played one year on the varsity team.[2] He broke the high school record for touchdowns in a single season with 25.[2]

College career[edit]

He played his first three seasons at Northeastern until transferring to the University of Massachusetts.[2] He was named to the 2010 CAA Third Team and was a FCS Senior Bowl Preseason All-American while at the University of Massachusetts.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On July 27, 2011, He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent.[3] On September 3, 2011, He was released.[4]

Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

He played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for the 2011 season.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

Griffin was signed to a future/reserve contract by the New York Jets on January 2, 2012.[6] He was waived on August 8, 2012.[7]

Second Stint with the Nighthawks[edit]

He resigned with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for the 2012 season.[8]

Second Stint with the Jets[edit]

Griffin was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on November 5, 2012.[9] He was signed to the active roster on December 28, 2012.[10] On August 9, 2013, in the Jets' first preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Griffin suffered a broken leg.[11] The injury occurred on a horse-collar tackle by linebacker Travis Lewis.[11] Griffin was waived on August 11, 2013.[12] He cleared waivers and was placed on the team's injured reserve list on August 13, 2013.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Massachusetts Profile". umassathletics.com. 
  3. ^ "Bengals Sign Northeastern Running Back John Griffin". cincyjungle.com. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bengals cut former Oakmont RB John Griffin". telegram.com. Retrieved September 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Versatile Griffin adapts, adds to Nighthawks' attack". omaha.com. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (3 January 2012). "Kroul, Griffin Sign Reserve/Future Deals". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "2012 Omaha Nighthawks Roster UFL". phillysportslive.com. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (5 November 2012). "LB Bryant, RB Griffin Join Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (28 December 2012). "RB John Griffin Signed to Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Cimini, Rich (10 August 2013). "Jets lose another running back". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Cimini, Rich (11 August 2013). "Chris Ivory expects to play Saturday". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

External links[edit]