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Highlights: Considered the greatest football player in Ohio State history, Archie Griffin is the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Travels From: Ohio

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Archie Griffin is a former running back who played collegiately at Ohio State from 1972-1975 and considered one of the greatest college football players ever. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1974 and 1975 and is the person to win the trophy two times. Griffin burst onto the scene his freshman year when, in just his second game, he rushed for 239 yards and set an OSU single-game rushing mark. He would go on to run for at least 100 yards in 34 football games, including an NCAA-record 31 straight. For his efforts, Griffin received a number of honors and accolades, including…

• Two-Time Heisman Trophy (1974, 1975)
• Maxwell Award (1975)
• Two- Time Walter Camp Award (1974, 1975)
• Two-Time Sporting News Player of the Year (1974, 1975)
• Two-Time Big Ten MVP (1973, 1974)
• Two-Time UPI Player of the Year (1974, 1975)
• Three-time First-Team All-Big Ten (1973, 1974, 1975)
• Three-Time All-American (1973, 1974, 1975)
• College Football Hall of Fame (1986)
• Jersey #45 Retired By Ohio State (1999)

Griffin was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1st round of the 1976 NFL Draft and played in the league for seven seasons from 1976-1982 before finishing his playing career with the USFL’s Jacksonville Bulls. Upon retiring, Griffin worked for Ohio State in several capacities, including the CEO and President of The Ohio State Alumni Association, Senior Advisor for Advancement and Associate Athletic Director. He was named by the NCAA as one of the 100 most influential student-athletes.

He has also served on a number of boards, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Motorists Insurance, College Football Hall of Fame and National Football Foundation. He also started the Archie Griffin Scholarship Fund to benefit OSU’s Olympic sports and the Archie and Bonita Griffin Foundation Fund, which helps youth in central Ohio through education, travel and sports programs.

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