Kris Griffin

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Kris Griffin
Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-05-27) May 27, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Rochester, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Indiana (Pa.)
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles 36
Sacks 0
Interceptions 0
Stats at NFL.com

Kristofor Lawrence Griffin (born May 27, 1981 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is an American football linebacker. He was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His younger brother Kirby Griffin currently plays for the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League.

He also has played for the Cleveland Browns.

High school years[edit]

Griffin attended Rochester Area High School where he played both at safety and wide receiver. He was a key member of the team's undefeated 15-0 PIAA Class A State Championship team in 1998.

College career[edit]

He played in 18 contests at Geneva College, producing 109 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 7 sacks and 8 interceptions. Griffin then transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he played in 22 games, recording 152 tackles, 38 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 11 interceptions and seven passes defensed. He majored in sports administration.

Professional career[edit]

2005[edit]

Griffin was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted rookie free agent. He made his NFL debut at the Denver Broncos on September 26. During his first season he played in eight games and made three tackles.

2006[edit]

He was allocated to NFL Europe and played for the Hamburg Sea Devils where he made ten appearances and nine starts. During his time there he made 41 tackles. When he returned to training camp for the Chiefs he established himself within the special teams. He played in all 16 games and made 22 special teams tackles.

2007[edit]

On May 23, 2007, NFL Network reported that Griffin was released by the Chiefs. He later signed with the Cleveland Browns. He played in twelve games and recorded a total of 14 tackles.

2008[edit]

Played in 10 games for the Cleveland Browns, recording a total of 7 tackles.

2010[edit]

Griffin was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 8.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaguars make roster moves". Jaguars.com. August 8, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2010.