His 116 career receptions ranks 10th all-time at Connecticut and are the second most among tight ends, while his 1,500 yards are 12th overall and second for a tight end. For his career, Griffin caught 10 touchdown passes, which ties him for second most among tight ends and his six this season also ties him for second most in a single season.
TE Ryan Griffin, Connecticut, Sr., Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry, has been selected Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. For Griffin, it is his second straight season being named the Second Team tight end. He caught 29 passes in his final season for 484 yards, averaging 16.7 yards per reception. Griffin caught his team-leading sixth touchdown pass of the season on a career-long 74 yard reception against Cincinnati last Saturday.
Named to the Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch list.
Second Team All-BIG EAST selection. He was Connecticut's third leading receiver with 33 receptions, three for touchdowns, and 499 yards. Griffin was one of 25 tight ends named to the John Mackey award midseason watch list in 2011.
UConn's regular first team tight end...Played in all 13 games this year and started eight of them when the Huskies used a tight end formation...Was a very productive blocker in both the rushing and passing games.
Earned an Offensive Game Ball following the Pittsburgh win (Nov. 11) along with other blockers in recognition of UConn's 265 rushing yards, including 22 by Jordan Todman...Had three pass receptions for 21 yards in regular season finale at USF (Dec. 4)...had a season high four receptions against Vanderbilt (Oct. 2)...Had his first career TD reception vs. Buffalo (Sept. 25) on a six-yard catch.
Enjoyed an outstanding first season of action for UConn with action in 11 games and 10 starts, including the Papajohns.com Bowl vs. South Carolina (Jan. 2)...missed the Baylor (Sept. 19) and Rhode Island (Sept. 26) games with a back injury...had a career-high six receptions for 80 yards against Rutgers (Oct. 31)...had three receptions against West Virginia (Oct. 24), Notre Dame (Nov. 21) and USF (Dec. 5).
Redshirted...Was the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week before the Pittsburgh game (Dec. 6).
Named first-team all-state by the Nashua Union-Leader and Varsity Magazine...Carried the ball 95 times as a senior for 749 yards ... Team captain.
2009: Missed two games with a back injury.
Ryan Francis Griffin...Born on January 11, 1990...A pre-communications science major.