9 Adam Griffin

Adam Griffin Ohio State
usaUnited States
Columbus, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2010, 2011, 2012

Post-OSU Update: Adam Griffin retired from football due to a shoulder injury prior to the 2013 season. Griffin currently works in financial services for Fidelity in the Columbus area. (updated: Nov. 2023)

Jersey #: 11 (2013), 9 (2010-12)

Major: Comnumber and Family Financial Services (2013), Undeclared (2010-11)

Weight: 183 (2013), 180 (2011), 178 (2010)

2013 Media Guide: Adam Griffin is a fourth-year junior whose hard work on and off the playing field is resulting in increased playing time and a leadership role on the team … a key member of multiple special teams, he played in all 12 games for the undefeated Buckeyes in 2012 and recorded 13 tackles … he made one of the outstanding special teams plays of the season in the third quarter against Penn State, reading a fake punt attempt and batting down a potential first-down pass on fourth-and-nine from the OSU 43 and the Buckeyes leading, 14-10 … had a career-high three tackles vs. Penn State, as well … was one of two Buckeye skill players (CB Doran Grant) to earn the Iron Buckeye Award for winter 2013 … the award is given to the student-athlete(s) who best exemplifies unquestionable physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership in his third year with the football
program … Griffin was a reserve on special teams during the 2011 season and played in four games … saw his first collegiate action against Penn State, making one tackle in the game.

2011 Media Guide: Fledgling safety who will get his first opportunity to contribute on the Buckeye special units.

2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.

High School: Never came off the field at DeSales High, playing as a running back, defensive back and
return specialist … helped DeSales advance to the 2009 state championship game … all-district and all-Columbus metro selection playing for Coach Ryan Wiggins’ Stallions … also a basketball starter … honor roll student.

Personal: Son of Bonita and Archie Griffin … dad Archie, a Buckeye Hall of Famer and the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, lettered from 1972-75 at Ohio State .


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2011Ohio State1011000000000000
2012Ohio State120138500000000100