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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " MICHAEL GRIFFIN " IS A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL SAFETY FOR THE TENNESSEE TITANS OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin
Griffin in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 33     Tennessee Titans
Free Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: January 4, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birthAustin, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolAustin (TX) Bowie
CollegeTexas
NFL Draft2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 2007 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2014
Tackles636
Quarterback sacks6.0
Interceptions24
INT return yards287
Forced fumbles11
Stats at NFL.com
Michael Devin Griffin (born January 4, 1985) is a professional American football safety for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Texas. He was drafted in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.

High school career

Griffin played running back and defensive back at Bowie High School. He rushed for 2,127 yards and 25 TDs along with averaging 23.4 yards per catch in his final two seasons, earning honorable mention all-state (5A) honors as a running back and All-Central Texas at both running back and defensive back.

College career

Griffin attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he started his college football career in 2003 as a true freshman for the Texas Longhorns football team. Griffin played all 12 games that season, but only started against Texas Tech andWashington State. Griffin recorded 65 tackles, with two sacks, and forced three fumbles.
Griffin's sophomore season, 2004, he also played 12 games, starting one. He registered 49 tackles, one sack, blocked two punts, tallied an interception, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble.
For Griffin's junior season, 2005, he started 12 of 13 games at strong safety. Griffin was honored with a second-team All-Big 12 selection. Griffin led the team with 124 tackles, along with three interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and one caused fumble. Griffin tied Texas' single-season record with four punt blocks. Griffin intercepted a pass at the goal line in Texas' 41-38 Rose Bowl win against Southern California for the National Championship.
Through the 2006 football season, he had appeared in 37 career games including 15 starts and posted 238 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, four interceptions, five caused fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and a UT school record six blocked punts.

NFL career

Griffin was drafted with the 19th pick of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. On May 4, head coach Jeff Fisher stated that Griffin would be moved from safety to corner back due to Adam Pacman Jones year long suspension, however later on in the season Griffin was moved back to safety after depth at the corner back position developed better than expected and then starting free safety Calvin Lowry struggled to prevent the big play. Griffin finished the season with three interceptions and one forced fumble (all of which came at the safety position), as well as fifty-four total tackles. On June 19, 2012, Griffin agreed to a 5-year-deal worth roughly $35 million.[1] On November 9, 2012, Griffin was fined $20,000 for his horse-collar tackle on Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte.[2]

NFL stats

YearTeamGPCOMBTOTALASTSACKFFFRFR YDSINTIR YDSAVG IRLNGTDPD
2007TEN165441130.0100331307
2008TEN167555201.011071722583111
2009TEN167757201.0220133307
2010TEN1610886220.022204501328012
2011TEN167559160.0100200007
2012TEN167960191.0200459153304
2013TEN148261210.0310100004
Career1155874471404.01260242991283154
Key
  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Personal

In college, Griffin was an honors student majoring in youth and community studies.[4] His twin brother, Marcus Griffin, was also a defensive back at UT. He always wears a watch during practices and his teammates often ask him how many minutes before practice is over. Their parents, Ronald and Mae, are both retired from the United States Armed Services.
In 2010 Griffin joined the School of the Legends (SOTL), which is an online community for NFL Players, coaches, and fans.
Griffin is engaged to long time girlfriend, Shantel Spence, mother of his daughter Mya D. Griffin.