The Griffin name is legendary in Columbus, Ohio. Back in the 1970s, Archie Griffin won back-to-back Heisman Trophies as a tailback for Ohio State. And he still stands as the only player in college football history to win the prestigious award twice.
Now, the Griffin name will live on in the Buckeye State. As Archie’s grandson, Dianté Griffin, has announced his decision to walk on at OSU next fall.
Griffin joins the team as a “preferred walk-on,” meaning he has been offered a roster spot by Ryan Day but not a scholarship.
Dianté announced his decision via his Twitter account Sunday afternoon; depicting the family legacy alongside a statement about his future.
— Dianté Griffin (@goatgriff2) April 3, 2022
“I am blessed and excited to announce that for these next few years of my life, I will be accepting a walk on opportunity, to continue my academic and athletic career at… THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY,” Griffin wrote. “… I love this game of football very much and I’m extremely blessed to continue that love on the next level.”
Griffin’s father, Andre, also played at Ohio State from 1998-2001.
Dianté Griffin is a second-team all-conference defensive back out of Lima, Ohio.
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