Rich Griffith

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Rich Griffith
No. 85
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1969-07-31) July 31, 1969 (age 49)
Batesville, Arkansas
Career information
High school: Tucson (AZ) Catalina
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 21
Receiving yards: 296
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at

Richard Pope Griffith[1] is a former professional American football player who played tight end for seven seasons for the New England Patriots[2] and the Jacksonville Jaguars.[3]

College career[edit]

Griffith was a four-year starter for the University of Arizona Wildcats. He caught 26 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns in his college career. He was named to the All-Pac-10 team following his senior year.[4]

Professional football[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Griffith was selected by New England in the fifth round of the 1993 NFL Draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Griffith signed with the Jaguars in January, 1995 as a veteran free agent and was a member of the Jaguars inaugural team. He retired from football in 2001.[5] His primary job as a member of the Jaguars was that of a long snapper.

Personal life[edit]

Following his NFL career, Griffith took a position as the Northeast Florida area director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is currently the Woodmen Heights Campus Pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  1. ^ "Rich Griffith". Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  2. ^ "New England Patriots Alumni: Alumni Bios". Archived from the original on 2005-02-08. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  3. ^ "History and 2007 Review" (PDF). Jacksonville Jaguars 2008 Media Guide. Retrieved 2009-03-11. [permanent dead link]
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