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Cedric Griffin

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 199 | College: Texas
 
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Overview

Griffin has been overshadowed by more heralded Longhorns the last few years, but ask any Texas coach who is the most important piece of their defense and they will cite the versatility, athleticism and veteran leadership Griffin possesses. The three-year starter can play any position in the defensive backfield and is a proven kamikaze on special teams.

At Holmes High School, Griffin was an All-State Class 5A defensive back in 2000, and he also excelled as a wide receiver. He recorded 26 tackles and seven interceptions at cornerback and caught eight passes for 202 yards, including two touchdowns as a senior. He also rushed for 198 yards, had a 90-yard kickoff return and returned a pair of punts for 95 yards against Taft High.

As a junior, Griffin collected 76 tackles with three interceptions (two returned for scores) and fourteen pass deflections. He lettered three times as a sprinter/hurdler in track, winning the District 26-5A title in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior.

Griffin spent the 2001 season performing at cornerback on Texas' scout team. He appeared in every game in 2002, sharing the team's Most Improved Defensive Player Award as he started three games at strong safety and another three at nickel back. Griffin collected a career-high 69 tackles (38 solos) with a 13-yard sack, three stops for losses and four quarterback pressures. He also caused two fumbles and deflected four passes.

Griffin started every game in 2003 at right cornerback, in addition to performing on special teams. He posted 48 tackles (31 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage and a pressure. Griffin also intercepted a pass, deflected seven others and returned a blocked punt 8 yards.

Griffin earned All-Big Twelve Conference mention in 2003 after starting every game at right cornerback. He finished fifth on the team with 68 tackles (53 solos), including three stops behind the line of scrimmage. He caused and recovered a fumble, batted away six passes and intercepted two others. Twenty-six of his tackles came in run support.

The 2005 season began slowly for Griffin, but he rebounded finish with a career-high 78 tackles, including 48 solo. He added one tackle for a loss of two yards, a team-high fifteen pass breakups two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He earned first-team All-Big 12 honors.

Analysis

Positives: Has a well-developed frame with added bulk and strength since his junior year … Possesses long arms and good timing to be a disruptive factor deflecting the pass … Quick to read, diagnose and react to the plays in front of him … Does a good job of challenging and baiting the quarterback when playing off the man in zone coverage, showing a good forward burst to close … Has a smooth stride dropping back and gaining position in zone coverage … Has the range to close on the ball and make plays along the perimeter … Excellent down hill performer who is quick to fill the rush lanes … Uses his hands well to reroute and press receivers at the line … Also active with his hands in attempts to shed blocks and make plays in back-side pursuit … Strong tackler who will strike with authority in the open field … Better playing the ball than in man coverage due to his ability to recognize blocking schemes and not bite on fakes or play-action.

Negatives: Needs complete backpedal technique overhaul … Uses a shuffle-and-bail technique and lacks good hip snap to turn suddenly in transition … Will not stay in his pedal for long and gets up on his heels some when trying to plant and drive … Needs to shadow and trail the receiver better in man coverage, as he allows too much cushion and does not have the second gear needed to recover … Hits with good urgency, but needs to sharpen his angles to get a better break on the ball … Lacks natural hands to make the interception, looking uncomfortable extending for the pass away from the body's frame.

Griffin has a well-defined frame and worked hard during the off-season to improve his overall strength, adding close to fifteen pounds of bulk to his frame in the process. He has very good upper body development, long arms, good bubble and well-proportioned legs.

The thing that separates Griffin from most college defensive backs is his keen understanding of the game and the knowledge of his teammates' assignments. He is quick to read the quarterback and is not the type who will bite on fakes. He has a very good feel for the receiver through route progressions, doing a nice job in off coverage to bait the quarterback into throwing into his area.

In 2005, he showed better man coverage ability, but still needs to mirror the receiver rather than allow such a big cushion on plays in front of him. Griffin has good quickness and a smooth running stride, but utilizes a shuffle-and-bail technique in his backpedal that causes him to take false steps and lose some relationship with the receiver coming out of his breaks.

His hips appear too stiff to shadow and trail effectively on deep routes, as he fails to show plant-and-drive agility to break on the ball in an instant. His footwork has improved during his senior year, but he can still be late getting position in off coverage.

Griffin might be better suited to play safety at the pro level due to marginal man coverage skills, but also because of his ability to get good depth in his pass drops to make plays on the ball in front of him. He can be very physical using his hands in attempts to press and reroute the receivers at the line of scrimmage.

When playing the deep zone, Griffin is quick to react to the ball, showing good urgency and some burst closing. However, he will take rounded angles in pursuit and does not have the second gear needed to recover when the receiver is able to gain a step on him. He has decent leaping ability, but must do a better job of timing his jumps in order to get to the ball at its high point. However, he is very capable of using his long arms to reach around and deflect the ball away from the receiver without being caught by the referees.

While he has a good amount of pass break-ups, he does not have the natural hands needed to make the interception. He does show good concentration looking the ball in, but will double catch too often, resulting in dropped balls.

Another reason for a possible move to safety is Griffin's run support skills. He uses his hands well to protect his body and slip off blocks when playing down hill. He is a solid face-up tackler who will generally get his man down in the open. Of his 109 tackles over the last two years, 42 have come in run support. While Griffin will revert to arm tackling at times, he has the leg drive and power to lock on and drag the ballcarrier down.

Griffin has the size and strength to play the physical aspect the game demands from a cornerback, but might not have enough timed speed or backpedal technique to be a consistent man coverage defender. His run support skills, size and ability to get down hill and make plays inside the box could be better suited with a move to free safety at the next level.

Career Notes

Started 37 consecutive games the past three seasons and finished his career with 43 starts in 50 games at Texas … Recorded 267 tackles (165 solo) in his collegiate career, adding three interceptions, 32 pass breakups, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. … In 2002, Griffin became the first Longhorn ever to return a blocked field goal for a touchdown, when he took one back 56 yards at Tulane that year.

2005 Season

Named first-team All-Big 12 … The 2005 season began slowly for Griffin, but he rebounded finish fourth on the team with 86 tackles, including 48 solo. He added one tackle for a loss of two yards, a team-high fifteen pass breakups two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

2005 Game Analysis

Louisiana-Lafayette … Only had an assisted tackle, but did not allow any receptions … Deflected a third-and-8 pass thrown by Jerry Babb that was intended for Cory Fredrick at the start of the third quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Derek Keyes-No catches.

Ohio State … In one of the most important games in college football during the 2004 season, Griffin collected six tackles (4 solos), including one on a third-down play and deflected a pass, as Texas held OSU to 144 yards passing … Late in the first quarter, Griffin not only tackled tailback Antonio Pittman after a 1-yard run off left tackle on an option, but also drew a holding penalty vs. the Buckeyes that took OSU out of field goal range … Misplayed a third-and-8 shotgun pass by QB Troy Smith early in the second quarter and receiver Santonio Holmes was able to haul the ball in for a 36-yard touchdown … Gave up a 22-yard reception to slot back Roy Hall on a pass thrown by QB Justin Zwick midway through the third quarter, but three plays later on a third-and-5, Griffin made up for that miscue by deflecting Zwick's pass that was intended for tight end Ryan Hamby, forcing OSU to settle for a 26-yard field goal … Chased down Antonio Pittman on a 9-yard run around left end in the fourth quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Santonio Holmes-Four catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Rice … Batted away a pass and had an assisted tackle, but was also penalized twice as the defense gave up only 99 yards on four of fifteen passes … Batted away a third quarter pass thrown by QB Joel Armstrong to Jarrett Dillard, but Griffin was penalized 125 yards for pass interference. Two plays later, Griffin deflected another Armstrong pass along the left sideline that was intended for Dillard, only to again be penalized for pass interference, moving the ball to the UT 6, as Rice would then settle for a 37-yard field goal … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Jarrett Dillard-Two catches for 70 yards.

Missouri … Credited with three tackles (2 solos) and three pass break-ups … Three of his stops came on third-down plays … On Missouri's opening drive, Griffin ran down Brad Smith after the QB picked up 11 yards on a bootleg … On the Tigers' next drive, Griffin deflected a third-and-8 pass thrown by Smith that was intended for Sean Coffey, forcing UM to punt … Batted away two more passes on third-down plays, one that Smith threw to Coffey in the third quarter and another by Smith to Arnold Britt in the fourth quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Sean Coffey-Six catches for 43 yards.

Oklahoma … Griffin played perhaps his finest game as a Longhorn in one of its most memorable victories, as Texas prevailed for a 45-12 win … Griffin registered 14 tackles (7 solos), including three third-down stops and added two other hits on special teams … His 14 tackles were the second-most by Griffin in a game, topped only by his 15 vs. Oklahoma in 2002 … In four meetings vs. Oklahoma during his Texas career, Griffin has posted 39 tackles … The Longhorns shattered its longest losing streak in this 100-game series since the 1950s … The Sooners had drummed the Longhorns by a combined scored of 189-54 the last five years … Texas' 45 points are the most vs. Oklahoma in series history … The 33-point win is the largest margin of victory for Texas in series history, matching a 40-7 win in 1941 … Oklahoma's 171 yards of total offense is its lowest total in the series since it recorded 158 total yards in 1979 … While his 14 tackles were very impressive, Griffin also held Travis Wilson, regarded as the best senior receiver in college football, to only an 8-yard catch … Seven of Griffin's tackles came in run support, including one that killed a third quarter drive when he stopped QB Rhett Bomar after a 5-yard gain off right guard on a third-and-7 play … Forced the Sooners to settle for a 26-yard field goal when he batted away a third-and-4 pass thrown by Bomar in the first quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Travis Wilson-One catch for 8 yards.

Colorado … The Oklahoma contest seemed to awaken Griffin's game … After making only eleven tackles through the Longhorns' first four contests, Griffin produced 30 in the next three games, including seven (5 solos) with a forced fumble and four pass break-ups vs. the Buffaloes … Midway through the second quarter, Griffin raced to the left sideline to knock down a Joel Klatt pass that was intended for Patrick Williams … With 1:39 left in the first half, Griffin caused a fumble when he tackled Dusty Sprague after the receiver caught a 6-yard pass from Klatt along the left sideline, but Colorado recovered when the ball rolled out of bounds … He later batted the ball out of Alvin Barnett's hands on a third quarter toss from Klatt … In the fourth quarter, he killed a drive when he deflected Klatt's third-and-goal pass to Evan Judge along the right sideline … On Colorado's next drive, Griffin knocked down a James Cox pass intended for Williams and then tackled tight end Joe Klopfenstein on a 3-yard reception … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Dusty Sprague-Three catches for 39 yards.

Texas Tech … Facing the most explosive passing attack in college football, Texas did give up 369 yards and two touchdowns on 42 of 64 pass attempts, but Griffin collected nine tackles (4 solos) and batted away a pass … In the first quarter, he chased down Taurean Henderson after the tailback tore up the middle of the field for a 27-yard run … Griffin then assisted middle linebacker Aaron Harris in taking down Cody Hodges after the QB picked up 13 yards on a draw in the second quarter … Later that quarter, Griffin caught up to Henderson on an 18-yard catch of a pass thrown by Hodges, then helped Harris take down Henderson on a third-and-11 run that netted one-yard five plays later … At the start of the fourth quarter, Griffin stopped Robert Johnson after a 10-yard gain on a third-and-14 toss from Hodges. The Red Raiders would then go for the "homerun" on the next play, but Griffin knocked the fourth-and-4 pass out of the hands of Bristol Olomua, killing an 8-play, 54-yard drive … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Robert Johnson-Nine catches for 76 yards.

Colorado (Big 12 Championship) … Tied for the team lead with seven total tackles, including four solo, and forced a fumble.

USC (Rose Bowl) … Tied for third on the team with eight total tackles, including six solo

2004 Season

All-Big Twelve Conference honorable mention by the league's coaches … Started every game at right cornerback, ranking fifth on the team with 68 tackles (53 solos), including three stops for losses of 5 yards … Caused and recovered a fumble … Deflected six passes and intercepted two others for 29 yards in returns … Added five tackles on special teams … 25 of his 68 stops came in run support … Had 14 hits on third-down plays, but was also penalized six times.

2004 Game Analysis

North Texas … Opened the season with an assisted tackle and a pass deflection … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Johnny Quinn-One catch for 2 yards.

Arkansas … Totaled six tackles (5 solos) on defense and one stop on special teams … Intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble … Chased down Chris Baler in the first quarter after the receiver hauled in a short pass from QB Matt Jones and turned it into a 31-yard gain … Recovered a fumble in the second quarter that was caused when safety Mike Huff stripped the ball from halfback DeCori Birmingham on a 6-yard run around left end … Took down Birmingham for a 3-yard loss on a punt return in the fourth quarter … With 8:04 left in the game, Griffin intercepted a pass thrown by Matt Jones at the UT 20 … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Steven Harris-Two catches for 26 yards.

Rice … Collected six tackles (3 solos), including one behind the line of scrimmage … Took down Marcus Rucker after the halfback took a pitchout and raced around left end for a 22-yard gain early in the first quarter and later on that drive, he tackled Joe Moore for a 3-yard loss on an option pitch over left tackle … Was penalized for kick catching interference on a Richmond McGee punt in the fourth quarter and Rice capitalized on that penalty to set up a 44-yard touchdown run by QB Joel Armstrong … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Marcus Battle-No catches.

Baylor … Added six tackles, including one stop on special teams, but was penalized 15 yards after he grabbed the face mask of Willie Andrews on the kickoff returner's 27-yard return with 0:37 left in the first half … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Dominique Zeigler-Five catches for 42 yards.

Oklahoma … Delivered a season-high eight solo tackles with a stop behind the line of scrimmage, a forced fumble and a pass break-up as the Longhorns held the Sooners to 113 yards on 14 of 27 passes … Six of his tackles came in run support … Drew a holding penalty when Oklahoma offensive guard David Joseph grabbed Griffin's jersey on a third-and-1 run by tailback Adrian Peterson that netted 5 yards midway through the first quarter, but on the next play, Griffin was flagged for defensive holding and penalized ten yards … Stopped Peterson on a 10-yard run early in the fourth quarter, causing a fumble on that play, but Oklahoma recovered when the ball rolled out of bounds … Three plays later, Griffin stopped Peterson for no gain on a run off left end … With 2:38 left to play, he joined cornerback Tarell Brown in taking down Peterson for a 3-yard loss at the UT 28 … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Brandon Jones-One catch for 12 yards.

Missouri … Followed with another eight tackles (6 solos), including two on third-down plays … Sniffed out the play along the left flat in the first quarter, stopping Brad Ekwerekwu for only a 1-yard gain on a pass from QB Brad Smith … On Missouri's next drive, Griffin took down Smith after the quarterback picked up 14 yards on a run up the middle … With 1:37 left in the first half, Griffin again tackled Smith on a third-and-6 run that produced only 2 yards, forcing the Tigers to punt … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Brad Ekwreekwu-Four catches for 27 yards.

Texas Tech … The secondary was scorched for 403 yards on 34 of 51 passes thrown by QB Sonny Cumbie, as Griffin totaled four solo tackles with two pass deflections … Batted away a pass from Cumbie that was intended for Nehemiah Glover at the start of the second quarter … Penalized 15 yards for grabbing the face mask of receiver Jarrett Hicks midway through the fourth quarter … On Tech's final drive of the game, Griffin was beaten on Cumbie's 47-yard strike to Glover and then a 14-yarder to Hicks … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Nehemiah Glover-Eleven catches for 166 yards.

Colorado … Made five solo tackles, including two on special teams … Three of his stops came on third-down plays … Flew down field and almost decapitated Stephen Robinson on a 2-yard punt return at the start of the fourth quarter … Killed that scoring drive when Griffin intercepted a Joel Klatt third-and-9 pass at the UT 3 and returned the ball 29 yards …

Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Blake Mackey-Four catches for 48 yards.

Oklahoma State … Came up with six tackles (5 solos) … Assisted defensive end Eric Hall in stopping OSU's game-opening drive, when both tackled D'Juan Woods on a 9-yard catch of a third-and-10 pass thrown by QB Donovan Woods … Was assisted by safety Mike Huff in taking down D'Juan Woods on a 24-yard reception at the start of the second quarter … His cross field tackle on Seymore Shaw stopped the ball carrier on a 19-yard run to the UT 1, but OSU would score on the next play when Donovan Woods kept the ball and ran into the end zone from 1-yard out … Chaesd down Donovan Woods after the QB picked up 11 yards on an option play around left end in the fourth quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR D'Juan Woods-Four catches for 94 yards.

Kansas … Equaled his season-high with eight tackles (7 solos), including one behind the line of scrimmage … Two of his stops came on third-down plays … Also deflected a pass …

Assisted middle linebacker Aaron Harris in taking down John Randle for a 1-yard loss on a running play late in the first quarter … Was penalized for kick catching interference on a punt with 2:25 left in the first half … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Brandon Rideau-Four catches for 58 yards.

Texas A&M … Followed with seven tackles (6 solos), including two third-down stops … Took down QB Reggie McNeal on an 11-yard draw off left end and on the next play, Griffin stopped Terrence Murphy on a 9-yard reverse late in the first quarter … Was penalized 15 yards for roughing the kicker (punter Jacob Young) midway through the second quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Terrence Murphy-Eight catches for 77 yards.

Michigan (Rose Bowl) … Posted three tackles (2 solos), including one on special teams and deflected a pass … Had the daunting task of trying to contain All-American receiver Braylon Edwards, but the Wolverine receiver managed to catch three touchdowns (39- & 8-yards in the second quarter, 9 yards in the third quarter) … Joined Nic Redwine in running down Steve Breaston after a 43-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and tackled Breaston after an 11-yard catch on a third-and-13 pass thrown by QB Chad Henne at the start of the fourth quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Braylon Edwards-Ten catches for 109 yards and three touchdowns.

2003 Season

Manned the right cornerback position, starting every game … Also competed on the special team units … Ranked tenth on the squad with 48 tackles (31 solos), a stop for a 2-yard loss and a quarterback pressure in thirteen contests … Deflected seven passes and intercepted another … Also gained 8 yards on a blocked punt return.

2003 Game Analysis

New Mexico State … Began the year with four tackles (3 solos) … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Chris Duncan-No catches.

Arkansas … Had five tackles, but was beaten by George Wilson on an 18-yard scoring pass from QB Matt Jones in the first quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR George Wilson-Five catches for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Rice … Added 3 tackles, including one that stopped halfback Thomas Lott for a 2-yard loss on a second quarter rushing attempt … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Marcus Battle-No catches.

Tulane … Had a pair of hits … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Chris Bush-Three catches for 21 yards.

Kansas State … Delivered three tackles, deflected a pass and intercepted an Ell Roberson pass early in the second quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR James Terry-Three catches for 66 yards.

Oklahoma … Produced four tackles, but gave up a touchdown when QB Jason White found Mark Clayton with a 38-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Mark Clayton-Eight catches for 190 yards and a touchdown.

Iowa State … Was out-leaped by Lane Danielsen on a 5-yard touchdown toss from Austin Flynn in the fourth quarter … Did not record any tackles … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Lane Danielsen-Five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Baylor … Bounced back with five tackles (3 solos) … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR

Robert Quiroga-Three catches for 21 yards.

Nebraska … Deflected a pass and totaled five tackles (4 solos) … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Ross Pilkington-No catches.

Oklahoma State … Credited with four solo tackles and two pass deflections, but was beaten by Rashaun Woods on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Josh Fields in the second quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Rashaun Woods-Four catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

Texas Tech … Added five tackles (3 solos), but could not prevent H-Back Mickey Peters from catching scoring strikes of 19 & 14 yards by B.J. Symons … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Mickey Peters-Seven catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas A&M … Deflected two passes and collected six tackles (3 solos) … Blocked a punt that was recovered by safety Michael Griffin, setting up a 35-yard touchdown run by Longhorns halfback Griffin Benson in the fourth quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Terrence Murphy-Seven catches for 150 yards.

Washington State (Holiday Bowl) … Closed out the year with two assisted tackles, a pass deflection and a quarterback pressure … Gave up touchdown catches of 12 & 54 yards by Sammy Moore on throws from Matt Kegel … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- WR Sammy Moore-Two catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns.

2002 Season

Co-recipient of the team's Most Improved Defensive Player Award … Was a key member of a Longhorns defense that led the Big Twelve Conference and ranked eighth in the NCAA in pass defense (165.2 ypg) … Played in every game as a redshirt freshman, starting vs. Houston, Tulane and Oklahoma State at strong safety and vs. Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas Tech at nickel back … Recorded a career-high 69 tackles (38 solos) … Had a 13-yard sack, three stops for losses of 18 yards and four quarterback pressures … Caused two fumbles and deflected four passes … Became the first Longhorn to ever return a blocked field goal for a touchdown.

2002 Game Analysis

North Texas … Began his collegiate career with three pass break-ups and three tackles (2 solos).

North Carolina … Added two assisted tackles … Caused a fumble when he stripped the ball from Willie Parker on a 2-yard pass from QB Darian Durant, but Parker recovered the ball in the first quarter.

Houston … In his first career start, Griffin made five tackles (3 solos) and sacked QB Nick Eddy for a 13-yard loss in the third quarter … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- TE Jonathan Pritchett-No catches.

Tulane … Registered eight tackles (4 solos) and recovered a Seth Marler field goal attempt that was blocked by defensive tackle Marcus Tubbs, returning the ball 56 yards for a touchdown … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- TE Jerome Landry-No catches.

Oklahoma State … Had three tackles and a pressure … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- TE Billy Bajema-One catch for 7 yards.

Oklahoma … Followed with a career-high 15 tackles (10 solos) … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- TE Trent Smith-Three catches for 21 yards and a 3-yard touchdown.

Kansas State and Nebraska … Delivered four tackles (3 solos) in each game.

Iowa State … Produced six stops (3 solos).

Baylor … Delivered five tackles (4 solos) … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- TE Shane Williams-No catches.

Texas Tech … Deflected a pass and came up with seven tackles … Main Pass Coverage Assignment -- TE Mickey Peters-Seven catches for 77 yards and a 15-yard touchdown.

Texas A&M … Recorded seven tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss … Chased down tailback Derek Farmer on a 15-yard run in the first quarter and the ball was recovered in the end zone by safety Dekarai Pearson for a safety.

Louisiana State (Cotton Bowl) … Came off the bench, registering three solo tackles.

2001 Season

Redshirted as a freshman … Performed on the scout team as a cornerback.

Injury Report

No injuries reported.

Agility Tests

Campus: 4.56 seconds in the 40-yard dash … 32-inch vertical jump … 32 1/8-inch arm length … 9 3/8-inch arm length.

Combine: 4.54 and 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash. … benched 225 pounds 17 times. … 35 1/2-inch vertical leap. … 10'2" broad jump.

High School

Attended Holmes (San Antonio, Tex.) High School, playing football for head coach David Sanchez … All-State Class 5A defensive back in 2000 … Also excelled as a wide receiver … Recorded 26 tackles and seven interceptions at cornerback and caught eight passes for 202 yards, including two touchdowns as a senior … Also rushed for 198 yards, had a 90-yard kickoff return and returned a pair of punts for 95 yards against Taft High … As a junior, Griffin collected 76 tackles with three interceptions (two returned for scores) and fourteen pass deflections … Lettered three times as a sprinter/hurdler in track, winning the District 26-5A title in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior.

Personal

Youth and Community Studies major … Very active in the Longhorns' community service program … Serves as a mentor at local elementary and middle schools … Lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, until he was nine years old and moved to California for a year before relocating to San Antonio when he was ten … Born Cedric Leonard Griffin on 11/11/82 in Natchez, Mississippi … Resides in San Antonio, Texas.

 
 
 

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