Archie Griffin is a former American football running back, known for playing many NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He also served as the president and CEO of the Ohio State University Alumni Association
Archie Griffin is the only college footballer in the history of college football to win the Heisman Trophy twice. Griffin won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and was the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowls. Even after years of his retirement, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
After a tragic divorce his former spouse, Loretta Laffitte Archie Griffin got married to Bonita Griffin. The lovely couple after having a short-lived affair with each other got married in 1987.
Since 1987, they have been living happily with each other. The couple has three sons together (Adam, Anthony, and, Andre). His son Andre served as an assistant football coach at Saginaw Valley State University. Furthermore,r his son Adam also is one of the significant football players of the Ohio State Football team.
Archie Griffin boasts an estimated net worth of $3 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. Griffin holds a unique distinction in NCAA Division I FBS history, being the sole player to clinch the prestigious Heisman Trophy twice, accomplishing this feat in both 1974 and 1975.
Furthermore, Griffin serves as an independent director at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., earning an annual salary of $252,500. In addition to his role, he holds a significant stake in Abercrombie & Fitch Co., with ownership of over 13,205 units of the company's stock, valued at an impressive sum exceeding $1,951,778.
Griffin's illustrious career has also earned him a place in the esteemed College Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame, further solidifying his status as a celebrated figure in the world of American football. Additionally, he has been honored with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for his remarkable contributions to the sport.
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In February 2023, Archie earned a place of honor as he was welcomed into the Black College Football Hall of Fame, recognizing his significant contributions to the sport. The following month, in March 2023, he received the distinct honor of being named the Grand Marshal of the 2023 Indianapolis 500, an accolade that marked his prominent standing in the racing world.
April 2023 brought another noteworthy recognition, this time from the Ohio State University Alumni Association, which bestowed upon him the title of Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, emphasizing his profound connection with the institution.
Notably, in May 2023, he achieved induction into the Ohioana Library Association's Hall of Fame, further emphasizing his significant contributions and lasting impact. Alongside these accomplishments, Griffin continues to inspire as a motivational speaker and author. He has penned multiple books, including "Archie Griffin: The Autobiography" and "The Archie Griffin Way: Achieving Your Goals," offering guidance and insights for individuals striving to attain their objectives.
Archie Griffin was born on August 21, 1954, in Columbus, Ohio, the United States to Margaret and James Griffin and grew along with six brothers and sisters. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is African (black).
Archie Griffin completed his school at Eastmoor High School. During his high school career, he was he held a record of 1787 yards and scored over 170 points in 11 games, including 29 touchdowns. Later in 1996, he was introduced into the high school Hall of Fame.
Archie Griffin went to Ohio State University from 1972-75. In his college career, Griffin rushed for 1,428 yards in the regular season as a sophomore, 1,620 as a junior, and, 1,357 as a senior. Further, Griffin is the only back to lead the Big Ten Conference in rushing for three straight years.
Overall, Griffin rushed for 5,589 yards on 924 carries in his four seasons with the Buckeyes (1972–1975), then an NCAA record. He had 6,559 all-purpose yards and scored 26 touchdowns. In their four seasons with Griffin as their starting running back, the Buckeyes posted a record of 40-5-1. So far, Archie Griffin is the only college footballer ever to win two Heisman Trophy.
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He turned professional in 1976 after he played 7 seasons in the NFL, all with the Cincinnati Bengals (1976-1982). After finishing his career with the Bengals, he played with the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League.
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He served as the president and CEO of the Ohio State University Alumni Association. Earlier, he also served as Assistant Athlete Director the Ohio State University.