J. D. Griggs
No. 99     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-05) November 5, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Piscataway, New Jersey
Career information
College: Akron
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2013)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First Team All-IFL (2017)
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Tackles     2
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John D. Griggs (born November 5, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League (NAL). He played college football for the University of Akron. He went undrafted during the 2013 NFL Draft, and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early yearsEdit

Griggs grew up in Piscataway, New Jersey, where he graduated in 2008 from Piscataway Township High School, and played for the basketball and football team.[1]

College careerEdit


Griggs enrolled at Nassau Community College, where he played football in 2010.


Griggs enrolled in the University of Akron, where he played for the Akron Zips football team from 2011 to 2012.

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

After going undrafted during the 2013 NFL Draft, Griggs signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. He was released on August 25, 2013.

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Griggs signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2013.

Colorado CrushEdit

Griggs played in 9 games with the Colorado Crush during the 2016 season.

Spokane EmpireEdit

On February 9, 2017, Griggs signed with the Spokane Empire. Griggs was named First Team All-Indoor Football League in 2017. Led the IFL in sacks in 2017.[2]


  1. Stanmyre, Matthew. "Piscataway High School a prolific pipeline for Division 1 football programs", NJ Advance Media for, July 6, 2009, updated February 17, 2010. Accessed September 26, 2018. "TE J.D. Griggs, Iowa, 2008"
  2. "IFL Announces 2017 All-IFL Teams". Indoor Football League. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.

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