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Archie Griffin

Category: All Stars & MVPs, Heisman Winners, NFL
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Biography:

Legendary Sports Motivational Speaker Archie Griffin is best known for leaving defenders in the dust during his memorable career as a running back for Ohio State University. Archie is the only player in college football history ever to win the Heisman Trophy twice. He has been praised for not only his football ability but also his outstanding character. “He’s a better young man than he is a football player, and he’s the best football player I’ve ever seen,” said the late Ohio State coach Woody Hayes. After serving as an assistant athletic director and the President and CEO of the Ohio State Alumni Association, Archie now works as a senior advisor in the Office of Advancement.

Sports Motivational Speaker Archie Griffin helped lead the Buckeyes to 4 straight Big 10 Conference titles from 1972-1975. He tallied over 6,500 all-purpose yards and scored 26 touchdowns during that time span. Archie is the only running back to lead the Big Ten Conference in rushing for consecutive years (3). Besides his 2 Heisman trophies, Archie’s individual awards included 2-time Big 10 Conference MVP, 2-time United Press International Player of the Year, and the Maxwell Award in 1975 among others.

Archie is also 1 of only 2 players to have started 4 consecutive Rose Bowls, which led him to being inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and being named the All-Century Player of the Rose Bowl Game. He was indicated into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986. The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Sports Motivational Speaker Archie Griffin with the 24th overall pick in the 1976 NFL Draft. He spent his entire 7-year NFL career with the Bengals and ended his pro career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League.

Following his playing career, Archie has served his alma mater in a variety of positions. As the President and CEO of the Alumni Association, Archie created helpful programs such as career assistance for young alumni and others that encouraged volunteering with the university. Archie understands the importance of nurturing the next generation and is heavily involved in youth sports initiatives. He currently serves as the spokesman for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award program.

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