Griffin, Archie

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Griffin, Archie Gender: M
Archie Mason Griffin
born on 21 August 1954 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Columbus, Ohio, 39n58, 83w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°17' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°38 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°59'

Archie Griffin
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American football player, the first two-time winner of the prestigious Heisman Trophy and three-time All-American between 1973 and 1975. He is the only Big Ten player ever to start in four Rose Bowls. A running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL for eight seasons (1976-1983), he was entered into the Football Hall of Fame.

Griffin was the fourth child in his family. He entered Ohio State in 1972 where he broke the school record for rushing in one game with 239 yards in the second game of his freshman season. With him on the team, Ohio State won 40 of 46 games and captured the Big Ten title and went to the Rose Bowl each year. Griffin also set a new collegiate career rushing record of 5177 yards. He ran for more than 100 yards in 31 consecutive regular season games and was named an All-American in his last three seasons at Ohio State.

He first won the Heisman Trophy in his junior year, 1974, following his triumph with a second win the next year as well as other awards. After his graduation in 1976, the Bengals chose Griffin as first pick in the professional football draft, even though he was smaller than typical NFL running backs at 5’ 9", 185 lbs. As a pro he was never the star that he had been in college but was a durable runner and good pass receiver for the Bengals. He retired in 1983 and later worked at Ohio State as associate athletic director for 16 years, overseeing a combination of 17 men’s and women’s varsity sports.

Griffin married the former Bonita Davis and has three sons, Anthony, Andre and Adam.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Browner, Ross (born 22 March 1954). Notes: Cincinnati Bengals co-players, 1978-1983


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1972 (Ohio State)
  • Work : Prize 1973 (Three-time All-American, two years)
  • Work : Prize 1974 (Heisman Trophy)
  • Work : New Job 1976 (Running back for Cincinnati Bengals, eight years)
  • Social : End a program of study 1976 (Graduated)
  • Work : Retired 1983 (From football)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford


  • Traits : Body : Size (5' 9")
  • Traits : Body : Weight (185 lbs)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three sons)
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (Pro)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Football)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Won Heisman trophy twice)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession