42 Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin Ohio State
usaUnited States
Redmond, WA
High School
Kirkland Juanita
Current Team
Ohio State
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Major: Journalism (1997), Education (1995-96), Unknown (1994)

Weight: 183 (1995-97), 173 (1994)

1997 Media Guide: Was a valuable member of the special teams last year and hopes to see additional playing time this year as a back-up wide receiver… emerged from spring practice as the No. 2 flanker … can also play split end … came to OSU as a running back and has also played cornerback … just wants to contribute and will do whatever is necessary to help the team … still looking for his first pass reception.

1996: Played in all 12 games as a member of the special teams and logged a total of 30 minutes … the biggest play of his collegiate career came at Iowa when he recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for an OSU touchdown … also forced a fumble against Pittsburgh … wound up the year with seven tackles, all solos.

1996 Media Guide: Playing his third position in as many years with the Buckeyes … began his career at tailback in 1994, but did not see any game action as a true freshman … was moved to cornerback in the spring of ’95 and appeared in 10 games last year with most of his playing time coming as a member of the special teams … showed promise as a cornerback, but was switched back to offense last spring in an effort to shore up the depth at wide receiver … enters the current season as a back-up split end … is a good athlete with the speed and hands to be an effective receiver … was in on six tackles last year in just 11 minutes of playing time … two tackles at Minnesota and against Indiana were his top games.

1995 Media Guide: Redshirted last year as a true freshman … was moved from tailback to defensive back in the spring … responded with an interception in his first practice as a DB … continued his impressive play in the spring and appears to have a bright future in the secondary … plays the boundary corner behind Ty Howard … the nephew of former OSU star Archie Griffin … grew up in Columbus, but moved to Seattle at age 11 … is the fourth Griffin to play for the Buckeyes, joining uncles Archie (who wore No. 45}, Ray (44) and Duncan (46).

High School: The first high school senior to publicly commit to the Buckeyes … played in just seven games as a senior due to injuries, but still rushed for 584 yards and nine touchdowns and earned all-state honors and All-America mention … also had 15 receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns and played defensive back … earned all-county honors on offense as a senior and played on both offense and defense as a junior … rushed for 671 yards as a junior … played quarterback as a sophomore, and completed 96 of 140 passes for 521 yards and five TDs … Kevin also competed in track … plans to major in business … high school coach was Mike Thomas.

Personal: Was born in Columbus, but moved to the Seattle area when he was 11 … the nephew of former Ohio State tailback Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy who rushed for 5,589 yards during his Buckeye career … Archie is currently an associate athletic director at OSU … Archie’s brothers and Kevin’s uncles, Ray and Duncan, also played football tor the Buckeyes … father graduated from Muskingum College, where he played football.


SeasonTeamGGSTgtRecRec YdsRec TDLngFumFRDef TD
1994Ohio State0000000000
1995Ohio State10000000000
1996Ohio State12000000011
1997Ohio State130NA218011NANA0
1998Ohio State100NA219014NA00


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsFFFRDef TD
1994Ohio State0000000000
1995Ohio State10066000000
1996Ohio State12065100111
1997Ohio State13022202110NA0
1998Ohio State10086200000