Archie Griffin is a former professional running back. Griffin attended and played football at the Ohio State University, where he achieved many awards and records.
As of 2021, he is college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, and is considered to be one of the greatest college football players of all time. Griffin won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and was the first player ever to start in four Rose Bowls. He led the Buckeyes in rushing as a freshman with 867 yards, but his numbers exploded the following year with the team's conversion to the I-formation. He rushed for 1,428 yards in the regular season as a sophomore, 1,620 as a junior, 1,357 as a senior. Griffin was the only back to lead the Big Ten Conference in rushing for three straight years, untill Jonathan Taylor. After college,Griffin spent 7 seasons with the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals, and was even one of their first-round draft choices. During his 7 NFL seasons, he rushed for 2808 yards and 7 touchdowns, and caught 192 passes for 1607 yards and 6 touchdowns. Griffin competed with the Bengals in the 1981 Super Bowl XVI.
Griffin is the former President and CEO of The 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 The Ohio State University and still speaks to the football team before every game.