During his senior season in 2012, which saw him miss three and a half games due to injury, Griffin posted career highs across the board after completing 245-of-394 yards for 2,771 yards and 20 touchdowns. For his career, Griffin holds top honors in pass attempts (1,396) and completions (836) while sitting second all-time in passing yards (9,026), completion percentage (.599) and 300-yard games (10), fourth in touchdown passes, and sixth in passing efficiency (122.4).
Started all 13 games as a junior...led the team in total offense (2492), pass attempts (408), completions (227), passing yards (2502), touchdown passes (13) and passing efficiency (112.76)...ranked sixth in Conference USA in passing yards per game (192.5), ninth in yards of total offense per game (191.7) and 13th in passing efficiency...finished 76th in nationally in yards of total offense per game and 97th in passing efficiency...had a pair of 300-yard games, including a season-high 377 on 31-of-50 passing and a scoring strike while running five times for 14 yards vs Memphis (10/22)...also threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns while completing 24-of-30 passes and running four times for 13 yards vs Syracuse (10/8)...tied a career-high with three touchdown passes on two occasions: vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3) and at UAB (9/17)...named C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19 after completing 22-of-26 passes for 281 yards at UAB...off the field, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, the C-USA All-Academic Team and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
Started all 11 games he played in as a sophomore...paced the team in total offense (2225), pass attempts (372), completions (223), passing yards (2371), touchdown passes (14) and passing efficiency (121.60)...ranked sixth in Conference USA in passing yards per game, eighth in total offensive yards per game (202.3) and 10th in passing efficiency...finished 64th nationally in total offense yards per game (202.27) and 79th in passing efficiency...surpassed the 300-yard passing barrier three times, including a career-best 412 yards after completing 36-of-53 passes with a pair of touchdowns at Tulsa (10/16)...in the game against the Golden Hurricane tied for second in school single-game history in completions, fourth in passing yardage and tied for sixth in passing attempts...added a 370-yard passing effort at Marshall (11/27) and had 314 vs Rice (11/13)...tossed three touchdowns against the Owls and again against Army (10/9)...caught first career pass with a 15-yard reception against Ole Miss (9/11)...off the field, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
Played in nine games as a redshirt-freshman, starting under center in each of the final six games of the year...led the team in total offense (1323), passing attempts (222), completions (141), passing yards (1382) and touchdown passes (9) while finishing second in completion percentage (.635) and passing efficiency (123.78)...all of his offensive numbers stand as Tulane records for a freshman quarterback...as a starter, completed 118-of-185 passes (.638) for 1,143 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions...posted a pair of three-touchdown passing games: vs UTEP (11/7) and at Rice (11/14)...surpassed the 200-passing-yard mark three times, including a season-best 278 on 24-of-36 passing in a 45-38 overtime win over UTEP...accounted for four scores in that game, adding a rushing touchdown to his aerial performance...tallied 126 yards on 12-of-18 passing, including first career touchdown toss against Houston (10/17)...threw for 158 yards (21-of-33) in first career start at Southern Miss (10/24)...off the field, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
Did not play as a true freshman...redshirted the season.
Two-year letterman at Chaminade College Prep for coaches Ben McEnroe and Anthony Harris...rated No. 21 prep quarterback by ESPN.com and No. 67 by Scout.com...member of Rivals.com's California Top 100 Team, landing as the Golden State's No. 97 prospect at any position...named All-Far West Area by Superprep Magazine...helped lead prep squad to a combined 15-8 record, including a trip to the state semifinals as a junior and claimed both Mission League Offensive MVP and first-team all-league honors both years...as a senior, threw for 2,137 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions while adding four rushing scores...as a junior, named all-area and second-team All-CIF after completing 225-of-380 passes (.592) for 3,358 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight picks...also lettered in basketball and volleyball...off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society.
Born Ryan Walsh Griffin on Nov. 17, 1989, in Santa Monica, Calif...son of David and Kelly Griffin...has two brothers: Charlie and Mac; and one sister, Molly...majoring in business management.
- New Orleans Saints Announce 2013 Rookie Free Agent Class...Ryan Griffin - Quarterback, Tulane (6-5, 206): Griffin was a four-year starter for the Green Wave who appeared in 42 games with 39 starts, completing 836-of-1,396 passes for 9,026 yards, 79 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. The Westlake Village, Calif. native set Tulane career marks in attempts, completions, and completion percentage, finishing ranked second in passing yards, passing yards per game (214.9), attempts per game, completions per game, and 300-yard passing games (10).
As a senior, Griffin started all nine games he played in and was named honorable-mention All-Conference USA after leading the team in total offense (2,644), attempts (394), completions (245), yardage (2,771), touchdowns (20) and passing efficiency (132.43), ranking second in the conference in passing yards per game (307.9). The Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game MVP completed 14-of-18 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. - NewOrleansSaints.com
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