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John Griffin
No. 24     New York Jets
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-17) December 17, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Austin, Texas
High School: Ashburnham (MA) Oakmont
Career information
College: Massachusetts
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Omaha Nighthawks
Career history
*Cincinnati Bengals ( 2011)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Rushing yards     0
Rushing average     0
Rushing Touchdowns     0

John Griffin (born December 17, 1988) is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Northeastern until he transferred to the University of Massachusetts for his senior season.

High school careerEdit

He attended Oakmont Regional High School in Massachusetts where he just played one year on the varsity team.[1] He broke the high school record for touchdowns in a single season with 25.[1]

College careerEdit

He played his first three seasons at Northeastern until transferring to the University of Massachusetts.[1] He was named to the 2010 CAA Third Team and was a FCS Senior Bowl Preseason All-American while at the University of Massachusetts.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On July 27, 2011, He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent.[2] On September 3, 2011, He was released.[3]

Omaha NighthawksEdit

He played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for the 2011 season.[4]

New York JetsEdit

On January 2, 2012, He signed with the New York Jets to a reserve/future contract.[5] On August 8, 2012, He was waived.[6]

Second Stint with the Omaha NighthawksEdit

He resigned with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for the 2012 season.[7]

Second Stint with New York JetsEdit

On November 5, 2012, He signed with the New York Jets to join the practice squad.[8] On December 28, 2012, He was signed to the active roster.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Massachusetts Profile". umassathletics.com. http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/griffin_john00.html.
  2. "Bengals Sign Northeastern Running Back John Griffin". cincyjungle.com. http://www.cincyjungle.com/2011/7/26/2296423/bengals-sign-northeastern-running-back-john-griffin. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  3. "Bengals cut former Oakmont RB John Griffin". telegram.com. http://www.telegram.com/article/20110904/NEWS/109049947/1119/rss01&source=rss. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  4. "Versatile Griffin adapts, adds to Nighthawks' attack". omaha.com. http://www.omaha.com/article/20111013/SPORTS/710139785. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
  5. "Six Signed to Reserve/Future Contracts". newyorkjets.com. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/Six-Signed-to-ReserveFuture-Contracts/30a97718-4bb7-4255-a321-20d9a3902398. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  6. "Jets Waive RB John Griffin, Claim RB Jeremy Stewart". thejetpress.com. http://thejetpress.com/2012/08/08/jets-waive-rb-john-griffin-claim-rb-jeremy-stewart/. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  7. "2012 Omaha Nighthawks Roster UFL". phillysportslive.com. http://phillysportslive.com/2012-omaha-nighthawks-roster-ufl/. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  8. "LB Bryant, RB Griffin Join Practice Squad". newyorkjets.com. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/LB-Bryant-RB-Griffin-Join-Practice-Squad/1da18cf3-3268-40e1-9bae-0005a7540ff7. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  9. "RB John Griffin Signed to Active Roster". newyorkjets.com. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/RB-John-Griffin-Signed-to-Active-Roster/8c87b5dc-9b30-49a5-9b16-4a868d190275. Retrieved December 28, 2012.

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