Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Archie Griffin
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Football Player
    (August 21, 1954- )
    Born in Columbus, Ohio
    Running back
    Attended Ohio State University
    Two-time Heisman Trophy winner (1974-75)
    Played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1976-82) and USFL Jacksonville Bulls (1985)
    College stats: 5,589 rushing yards (6.1 average per carry)
    24 touchdowns
    NFL stats: 2,808 rushing yards (4.1 average per carry)
    7 touchdowns
    Named President and CEO of the OSU Alumni Association (2004)
    He was reluctant to sign with OSU, worried that he was too small (5'8 and 180 pounds) for their ground game.
    On his first college carry, he fumbled the ball.
    Although hardly a Heisman bust, his pro stats were considered disappointing.
    He said, 'When I came into pro football, I had the goal of gaining 1,000 yards in a season. But I quickly learned I wasn't going to run the ball enough to get those kinds of numbers.'
    He was chosen by ESPN as the #1 example of an outstanding college player with a mediocre pro career.
    During his second game for OSU, he rushed for 239 yards, breaking the school's single-game record.
    He set a NCAA record by rushing for 100 or more yards in 31 consecutive games.
    He is the first (and as 2011 only) player to win the Heisman Trophy twice.
    Coach Woody Hayes said, 'We value Archie's attitude more than his football ability, which is saying something because he can do everything' and 'He's a better young man than he is a football player, and he's the best football player I've ever seen.'
    He graduated OSU a semester early and returned to the school to earn an MBA.
    After the Jim Tressel scandal, he noted 'We've got a great university, and the university is bigger than the game of football.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 90.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News