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John Griffin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westminster, Mass.

High School:
Oakmont Regional

Last College:
Northeastern

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 208

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
12/17/1988


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Career Honors

  • 2010 CAA Third Team
  • 2010 Preseason All-CAA
  • FCS Senior Bowl Preseason All-American

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    General: Will play his senior season at UMass after three seasons at Northeastern ... Honored as an All-CAA First-Team selection as well as the New England Writers All-Star Team.

    As a Senior in 2010 (As of Nov. 16):Game-By-Game Statistics
    • Tag-teaming backfield of two "High Level Johns" according to Coach Morris in only season at UMass.
    • 2010 CAA Preseason First-Team by league coaches and Phil Steele Second Team Preseason.
    • Senior transfer joins UMass after three seasons at Northeastern. Came to UMass after Huskies dropped program.
    • Played in the FCS Senior Scout Bowl on December 11 in Middletown, N.Y.
    • Second on the team in rushing yards with 843 yards in 11 games (76.6 per game). Five touchdowns in first five games.
    • Second in the CAA and 34th in the NCAA in rushing yards per game. With Jonathan Hernandez (35th), gives UMass a pair of backs in the top 35 of the NCAA in rushing yards.
    • Surpassed 2,000-career rushing yards vs. Delaware, has 2,016 in his career.
    • Had 10 carries for 27 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards at Rhode Island (11/20)
    • Season-best 145 rushing yards including season-long 59 yard run vs. #2 Delaware (11/13). 12.1 yards per carry.
    • Carried the ball for 81 yards vs. Maine (11/6).
    • Ran for 81 yards on 19 carries vs. #20 Richmond (10/16).
    • Gained 100 yards for second game in a row with 117 yards on 21 carries and a TD at Towson (10/2).
    • UMass career-high rushing yards of 132 on 23 carries with the game-winning 1-yard TD run at Stony Brook (9/15).
    • Rushed for 96 yards on 17 attempts at #20 Michigan (9/18).
    •Carried 18 times for 75 yards and scored a TD in win vs. Holy Cross (9/11).
    • Began UMass career with 80 yards and two touchdowns in win over #4 William & Mary (9/4).
    • Ran for 1,009 yards on 207 carries with five touchdowns, while catching 25 passes for 178 yards during the 2009 campaign
    •Was named First Team All-CAA, Northeastern's Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player, 2009 New England Football Writers All-Star team
    •Became the fifth Huskie to eclipse the 1000 yard mark with 158 rushing yards and two scores vs. Rhode Island (11/21/09)
    •Named CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Towson. Rushed for a career-high 200 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown run in a 27-7 win over Towson (10/24/09)

    As a Junior in 2009 at Northeastern: Ran for 1,009 yards on 207 carries with five touchdowns, while catching 25 passes for 178 yards during the 2009 campaign ... Was named First Team All-CAA, Northeastern's Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player ... Was named to the 2009 New England Football Writers Football Championship Subdivision All-Star team ... Became the fifth Huskie to eclipse the 1000 yard mark with 158 rushing yards and two scores against Rhode Island (11/21) ... Ran for 128 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown against Hofstra (11/14) ... Accounted for 95 percent of team's offense against Massachusetts with 52 yards on nine carries (11/7) ... Rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown against New Hampshire (10/31) ... Named CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Towson ... Rushed for a career-high 200 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown run in a 27-7 win over Towson (10/24) ... Rushed for 75 yards against William & Mary, including a 43-yard rush (10/10) ... Had a 41-yard rush and had 87 total yards against Holy Cross (10/3) ... Tallied 75 yards on 15 attempts against Youngstown State (9/19) ... Ran for 92 yards on 18 carries against Maine (9/12)

    As a Sophomore in 2008 at Northeastern: Played in 10 games as a backup tailback ... Rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on the year ... Rushed for a career-high 110 yards and a touchdown and also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass against Rhode Island (11/ 22) ... Scored his first touchdown and had 66 rushing yards in 35-17 win at Towson (10/ 4).

    As a Freshman in 2007 at Northeastern: Appeared in nine games as a true freshman ... Caught three passes for 18 yards ... Caught two passes for 13 yards at Northwestern ... Had one kick return on the season and returned it 23 yards at Rhode Island ... Was a top sprinter and long jumper on the track & field team.

    Before College: Played one season of varsity football at Oakmont Regional High School for head coach Dave LaRoche ... Broke the school record for touchdowns in a single season with 25 and also amassed the highest single-season point total in school history while running for 1,239 yards ... Named team MVP and conference Co-MVP ... Led the Spartans to a conference title and the 2006 Div. III Super Bowl, scoring three touchdowns in the 28-0 win over Frontier ... Also excelled in track & field, winning the 100 and the long jump and earning Most Valuable Athlete honors at the 2007 Central Mass. Championship ... Set the school record in the 100 ... Played three seasons of basketball, captaining the team as a senior.

    Personal: Born Dec. 17, 1988 ... Father, Tony, played football at Texas ... Majoring in Sociology ... Has lived in 13 locations in his life including Germany, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, California and his family now resides in Seattle, Washington.

    CAREER STATISTICS (Rushing)

    Year	GP/GS	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lg.
    2007NU	8/0	1	1	1.0	0	1
    2008NU	10/10	45	207	4.6	2	17
    2009NU	11/11	207	1009	4.9	5	70
    2010	11/3	168	843	5.0	5	59
    Totals	40/24	421	2060	3.9	12	70
    

    Career Highs

    Rushing Yards: 200 vs. Towson (10/24/09)
    UMass Rushing Yards: 132 at Stony Brook (9/25/10), 145 vs. Delaware (11/13/10)
    Long Rush: 70 vs. Towson (10/24/09)
    100-Yard Games: 7 (last at Towson, 10/2/10). 2 at UM
    
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