Buckeye Alumni Archie Griffin Named Commencement Speaker at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio State two-time Heisman Trophy winner and president and CEO of the Ohio State University Alumni Association, Archie Griffin, will be the commencement speaker Sunday, May 10, at Ohio Stadium. Griffin will address more than 10,000 graduates, including his son Adam, and families and guests during the ceremony. Source: Cleveland.com.

Photo shows Archie Griffin speaking in a Feb 2014 interview with Ohio state president designate Michael Drake.

Archie Griffin speaking in a Feb 2014 interview with Ohio State president designate Michael Drake.


Griffin, a graduate of Ohio State in 1976, has spent his professional career serving the university and its alumni. The university said Griffin was endorsed as this year’s speaker by a committee of students, faculty and staff which received hundreds of suggestions.
“I’m thrilled that Archie has agreed to be our commencement speaker,” Ohio State President Michael Drake said in a release. “Our graduates will get a chance to hear from the ultimate Buckeye and a man whose hard work, generous spirit and philosophy of ‘paying forward’ has brought so much credit to this university.”
Watch Alumni Association President Archie Griffin and Ohio State President-Designate Michael Drake discuss Buckeye alumni, Ohio State athletics and paying forward Feb. 2014.

Griffin is college football’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. He won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and was the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowls.Griffin went on to play seven seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is a member of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame board of directors and is in the foundation’s Hall of Fame and the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
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