Archie Griffin Biography

( 1954 - )
November 22, 2018
First published on:February 21, 2016
by James

Facts of Archie Griffin

Date of Birth: 1954, August 21
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign:: leo
Birth Name Archie Mason Griffin
Famous Name Archie Griffin
Father James Griffin
Mother Margret Griffin
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Birth Place Columbus, Ohio
Net Worth $ 3 million
Weight in KG 86 kg
Currently Married Yes
Married to Bonita Griffin (m. 1987)
Children N/A
Divorce N/A

Archie Griffin is a former American football running back, known for playing many NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.


Archie Griffin is the only college footballer in the history of college football to win 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.

Archie Griffin Early Life

Archie Griffin was born 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 his nationality and his ethnicity is African (black).

Archie Griffin Highschool Career

Archie Griffin completed his schooling from 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 College Career 

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, 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.

Archie Griffin Club Career 

He turned professional in 1976 after he was played 7 seasons in the NFL, and all with Cincinnati Bengals (1976-1982). After finishing his career with Bengals, he played with the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League.

Currently, he served as the president and CEO of the Ohio State University Alumni Association. Earlier, he also served as Assistant Athlete Director of the Ohio State University.

Archie Griffin Personal Life

After a tragic divorce with 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 have three sons together (Adam, Anthony, Andre). His son Andre served as an assistant football coach at Saginaw Valley State University. Further his son Adam also is one of the significant football players of Ohio State Football team.

Archie Griffin Net Worth

Archie Griffin is a former professional football player and as of 2018, Archie Griffin's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. 

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