David Griggs (American football)

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David Griggs
Date of birth (1967-02-05)February 5, 1967
Place of birth Camden, New Jersey
Date of death June 19, 1995(1995-06-19) (aged 28)
Place of death Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Virginia
NFL draft 1989 / Round: 7 / Pick: 186
(By the New Orleans Saints)
Career history
As player
1989–1993 Miami Dolphins
1994 San Diego Chargers
Career stats

David Griggs (February 5, 1967 in Camden, New Jersey – June 19, 1995 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) was a linebacker in the National Football League for six seasons, compiling 14.5 sacks, 1 interception, and four fumble recoveries. He started in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers. Griggs attended the University of Virginia. He grew up in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey where he attended and played football for Pennsauken High School.[1] He died at the age of 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1995 when his speeding car slid off an expressway ramp from Florida's Turnpike and collided with a sign pole.[2]


  1. ^ Bricker, Charles. "The Tough Times Of David Griggs Maybe He Doesn`t Mean To Be Mean. It Just Seems To Come Naturally.", Sun-Sentinel, November 4, 1990. Accessed December 14, 2014. "When David Griggs was growing up in Pennsauken, N.J., he was the toughest guy on his corner."
  2. ^ Staff. "David Griggs; Football Player, 28", The New York Times, June 21, 1995. Accessed December 14, 2014.