Archie Griffin Talks About His First Job

Archie Griffin(Photo: WOSU)

Archie Griffin talks about his first job

Archie Mason Griffin (born August 21, 1954) is a former American football running back, and is college football’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. Griffin won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and was the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowls.

In the 1976 NFL Draft, he was the first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals, selected as the 24th overall pick in the draft. He played 7 seasons in the NFL, all with the Bengals (1976-1982). After his career with the Bengals ended, Griffin played briefly with the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League.

Griffin returned to Ohio State University to receive a MBA. Griffin is currently the President and CEO of Ohio State University Alumni Association. He is also the current spokesman for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award program. Formerly, he served as Assistant Athletic Director for Ohio State University and still speaks to the football team before every game.

Griffin also serves on the Board of Directors for Motorists Insurance which has offices in downtown Columbus and the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, based in Irving, Texas.