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John Griffin (American football)

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Position:  Running back
Name  John Griffin
Place of birth:  Austin, Texas
Height  1.80 m

College:  Massachusetts
Weight  94 kg
Undrafted:  2011
Date joined  2012
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Date of birth:  (1988-12-17) December 17, 1988 (age 27)
High school:  Ashburnham (MA) Oakmont
Role  American football running back
Education  University of Massachusetts Amherst
Current team  New York Jets (#24 / Running back)

John Anthony Griffin (born December 17, 1988) is an American football running back, who most recently played for the Omaha Mammoths of the Fall Experimental Football League. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Northeastern until transferring to the University of Massachusetts for his senior season.


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High school career

He attended Oakmont Regional High School in Massachusetts where he just played one year on the varsity team. He broke the high school record for touchdowns in a single season with 25. He won a state title in the 100 meter dash and holds his highschool 100 meter and long jump record.

College career

He played his first three seasons at Northeastern and was named to the 2009 CAA First Team before transferring to the University of Massachusetts. He was named to the 2010 CAA Third Team and was a FCS Senior Bowl Preseason All-American while at the University of Massachusetts.

Cincinnati Bengals

On July 27, 2011, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent. On September 3, 2011, he was released.

Omaha Nighthawks

He played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for theor 2011 season.

New York Jets

Griffin was signed to a future/reserve contract by the New York Jets on January 2, 2012. He was waived on August 8, 2012.

Second stint with the Nighthawks

He re-signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for their 2012 season.

Second stint with the Jets

Griffin was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on November 5, 2012. He was signed to the active roster on December 28, 2012. On August 9, 2013, in the Jets' first preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Griffin suffered a broken leg. The injury occurred on a horse-collar tackle by linebacker Travis Lewis. Griffin was waived on August 11, 2013. He cleared waivers and was placed on the team's injured reserve list on August 13, 2013.


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