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Michael Griffin
S #33
Height:
6-0
Weight:
215
Age:
29
College:
Texas
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
15
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1

Biography

PRO: Safety Michael Griffin, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, displays great range and playmaking ability in the secondary.  Throughout his career, the Titans’ 2007 first-round pick has shown an uncanny knack for being around the football and making big plays on defense and special teams.  Griffin’s 22 interceptions from 2007 through 2013 put him in a tie for 12th place in franchise history and fifth place among safeties.  He also has been highly durable, missing only two total games in his first seven seasons.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, Griffin’s consecutive games streak came to an end at 103 games due to a quad injury.  
•    In 2012, Griffin tied for the team lead with four interceptions and ranked second on the squad with 103 tackles.  
•    By tying Jason McCourty for the team lead in 2012 with four interceptions, Griffin recorded his fourth career season to lead the squad or tie for the team lead.  He joined Darryl Lewis (five times) and Samari Rolle (four) as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat at least four times.  Griffin moved into a tie with Gregg Bingham for 13th place in franchise history with his 21st career interception.   
•    In 2010, Griffin was named to his second Pro Bowl after leading the team with four interceptions and finishing second on the squad with a career-high 153 tackles.
•    Griffin’s streak of four consecutive games in 2010 with an interception tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history, trailing only Pete Jaquess’ record of five games. The streak earned Griffin the October AFC Defensive Player of the Month Award.
•    Griffin was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2008 after finishing tied for second in the NFL with a team-high seven interceptions.
•    In 2007, Griffin began his rookie campaign as a cornerback before shifting back to his collegiate position of safety midway through the season.  His three interceptions were the most by a Titans/Oilers rookie safety since Bubba McDowell recorded four in 1989.   
 
TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Griffin grew up playing football with his fraternal twin brother, Marcus, as a teammate.  Both attended the University of Texas with Marcus redshirting his first season while Michael played immediately.
•    Griffin returned to the University of Texas during the 2008 offseason to pursue his college degree in youth and community studies.
•    Griffin is the product of two military parents.  His father, Ronald, served more than 20 years with the U.S. Air Force, while his mother, Mae, was in the U.S. Navy for more than two decades.  The couple met while serving in Korea and were later married and had twin sons, Michael and Marcus.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Austin, Texas, native was selected by the Titans in the first round (19th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    The 19th overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft developed into one of the top safeties in college football during his four years at Texas.  He started 28 times in 50 career games at Texas and totaled 364 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, four sacks, eight interceptions, 23 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.  As one of the country’s top special teams players, he set a Big 12 Conference record and ranked second in NCAA Division I-A history with eight career blocked punts.  
•    Led Texas in special teams tackles in each of his first two seasons and led the defense in tackles in his junior (124 tackles) and senior seasons (126).  He was only the eighth player in Longhorns history to lead the team in tackles more than once in his career.  His 364 career tackles on defense ranked eighth on the school’s all-time list.
•    As a senior, started all 13 games at free safety.  Named second-team All-American by Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation, first-team All-Big 12 by Associated Press and league’s coaches and was semifinalist for Lott Trophy.  Led team with 126 tackles and added four interceptions, 10 passes defensed, one sack, four tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts.  Set season high with 16 tackles and added two passes defensed at Texas Tech (10/28).
•    As a junior, played 13 games with 12 starts at strong safety.  Named second-team All-Big 12 after leading team with 124 tackles and adding three interceptions, eight passes defensed, four tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and school-record four blocked punts.  Matched school’s highest single-game total since 1992 with career-high 23 tackles and blocked punt that was returned for touchdown at Texas A&M (11/25).  Posted eight tackles and made crucial interception off Matt Leinart in Texas end zone to halt USC drive in 41-38 victory in Rose Bowl National Championship Game against USC (1/4).
•    As a sophomore, played 12 games with one start and recorded 49 tackles, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two blocked punts.   Also led team with 11 special teams tackles.
•    As a freshman, played in 12 games with two starts and totaled 51 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.  Named team’s Outstanding Defensive Newcomer.  Also led squad with 21 special teams tackles.
•    Majored in youth and community studies.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Austin, Texas.
•    Has a son, Michael Braylen Griffin, and a daughter, Mya Devin Griffin.
•    Two-year starter at running back and senior starter at defensive back for Bowie (Austin, Texas) High School.  As senior, named honorable mention All-State Class 5A on offense, District 25-5A Offensive MVP, Academic All-District and All-Central Texas as two-way performer.  On offense, totaled 132 carries for 1,181 yards and 11 scores and added 46 tackles on defense.  
•    Also earned two letters in basketball and three in track & field, competing in 100m, 200m and mile relay.  
•    Participated in Pals program working with elementary school children while at Texas.  
•    Twice named to Athletics Director’s Honor Roll at Texas.  
•    List of favorites: (TV show) “Martin”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (musician) Lil’ Wayne; (school subject) math; (vacation getaway) Hawaii; (video game) NCAA Football; and (food) “anything cajun.”
•    Born Michael Devin Griffin on Jan. 4, 1985 in Austin, Texas.
PRO: Safety Michael Griffin, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, displays great range and playmaking ability in the secondary.  Throughout his career, the Titans’ 2007 first-round pick has shown an uncanny knack for being around the football and making big plays on defense and special teams.  Griffin’s 22 interceptions from 2007 through 2013 put him in a tie for 12th place in franchise history and fifth place among safeties.  He also has been highly durable, missing only two total games in his first seven seasons.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, Griffin’s consecutive games streak came to an end at 103 games due to a quad injury.  
•    In 2012, Griffin tied for the team lead with four interceptions and ranked second on the squad with 103 tackles.  
•    By tying Jason McCourty for the team lead in 2012 with four interceptions, Griffin recorded his fourth career season to lead the squad or tie for the team lead.  He joined Darryl Lewis (five times) and Samari Rolle (four) as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat at least four times.  Griffin moved into a tie with Gregg Bingham for 13th place in franchise history with his 21st career interception.   
•    In 2010, Griffin was named to his second Pro Bowl after leading the team with four interceptions and finishing second on the squad with a career-high 153 tackles.
•    Griffin’s streak of four consecutive games in 2010 with an interception tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history, trailing only Pete Jaquess’ record of five games. The streak earned Griffin the October AFC Defensive Player of the Month Award.
•    Griffin was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2008 after finishing tied for second in the NFL with a team-high seven interceptions.
•    In 2007, Griffin began his rookie campaign as a cornerback before shifting back to his collegiate position of safety midway through the season.  His three interceptions were the most by a Titans/Oilers rookie safety since Bubba McDowell recorded four in 1989.   
 
TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Griffin grew up playing football with his fraternal twin brother, Marcus, as a teammate.  Both attended the University of Texas with Marcus redshirting his first season while Michael played immediately.
•    Griffin returned to the University of Texas during the 2008 offseason to pursue his college degree in youth and community studies.
•    Griffin is the product of two military parents.  His father, Ronald, served more than 20 years with the U.S. Air Force, while his mother, Mae, was in the U.S. Navy for more than two decades.  The couple met while serving in Korea and were later married and had twin sons, Michael and Marcus.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Austin, Texas, native was selected by the Titans in the first round (19th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    The 19th overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft developed into one of the top safeties in college football during his four years at Texas.  He started 28 times in 50 career games at Texas and totaled 364 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, four sacks, eight interceptions, 23 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.  As one of the country’s top special teams players, he set a Big 12 Conference record and ranked second in NCAA Division I-A history with eight career blocked punts.  
•    Led Texas in special teams tackles in each of his first two seasons and led the defense in tackles in his junior (124 tackles) and senior seasons (126).  He was only the eighth player in Longhorns history to lead the team in tackles more than once in his career.  His 364 career tackles on defense ranked eighth on the school’s all-time list.
•    As a senior, started all 13 games at free safety.  Named second-team All-American by Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation, first-team All-Big 12 by Associated Press and league’s coaches and was semifinalist for Lott Trophy.  Led team with 126 tackles and added four interceptions, 10 passes defensed, one sack, four tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts.  Set season high with 16 tackles and added two passes defensed at Texas Tech (10/28).
•    As a junior, played 13 games with 12 starts at strong safety.  Named second-team All-Big 12 after leading team with 124 tackles and adding three interceptions, eight passes defensed, four tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and school-record four blocked punts.  Matched school’s highest single-game total since 1992 with career-high 23 tackles and blocked punt that was returned for touchdown at Texas A&M (11/25).  Posted eight tackles and made crucial interception off Matt Leinart in Texas end zone to halt USC drive in 41-38 victory in Rose Bowl National Championship Game against USC (1/4).
•    As a sophomore, played 12 games with one start and recorded 49 tackles, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two blocked punts.   Also led team with 11 special teams tackles.
•    As a freshman, played in 12 games with two starts and totaled 51 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.  Named team’s Outstanding Defensive Newcomer.  Also led squad with 21 special teams tackles.
•    Majored in youth and community studies.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Austin, Texas.
•    Has a son, Michael Braylen Griffin, and a daughter, Mya Devin Griffin.
•    Two-year starter at running back and senior starter at defensive back for Bowie (Austin, Texas) High School.  As senior, named honorable mention All-State Class 5A on offense, District 25-5A Offensive MVP, Academic All-District and All-Central Texas as two-way performer.  On offense, totaled 132 carries for 1,181 yards and 11 scores and added 46 tackles on defense.  
•    Also earned two letters in basketball and three in track & field, competing in 100m, 200m and mile relay.  
•    Participated in Pals program working with elementary school children while at Texas.  
•    Twice named to Athletics Director’s Honor Roll at Texas.  
•    List of favorites: (TV show) “Martin”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (musician) Lil’ Wayne; (school subject) math; (vacation getaway) Hawaii; (video game) NCAA Football; and (food) “anything cajun.”
•    Born Michael Devin Griffin on Jan. 4, 1985 in Austin, Texas.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 565 432 133 3.0 0 53 23 299 -- 83 1 11 6
2014 TEN 3 3 15 13 2 0.0 -- 1 1 12 12 12 0 0 --
2013 TEN 14 14 82 61 21 0.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2012 TEN 16 16 79 60 19 1.0 -- 4 4 59 14.8 33 0 2 --
2011 TEN 16 16 75 59 16 0.0 -- 7 2 0 -- 0 0 1 --
2010 TEN 16 16 108 86 22 0.0 -- 12 4 50 12.5 28 0 2 2
2009 TEN 16 15 77 57 20 1.0 -- 7 1 3 3 3 0 2 2
2008 TEN 16 16 75 55 20 1.0 0 11 7 172 24.6 83 1 1 1
2007 TEN 16 10 54 41 13 0.0 -- 7 3 3 1 3 0 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @KC W 26-10 4 3 1 -- -- 1 1 12 12 12 0 0 --
2 DAL L 10-26 7 6 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CIN L 7-33 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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