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Kelsey Griffin

  • position DT
  • height 6-2
  • weight 292
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Buford, Ga.
  • High school Mill Creek
  • position DT
  • height 6-2
  • weight 292
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Buford, Ga.
  • High school Mill Creek

Kelsey Griffin Bio

2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2016: Senior defensive tackle who played in every game, with three starts… had 32 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and a pair of hurries… earned his first career start in the Vandy win and tallied five tackles… posted three solo stops and a hurry vs. the Commodores… started and set a career-high with six tackles at Mississippi State… finished with two tackles, a fumble recovery and a QB hurry in the UMass win… matched a career-high with six tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss at Florida.

2015: Played in 11 of 12 games, collecting 14 tackles… had 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks… had a key performance in the season opener, collecting 1.5 sacks in key moments to stall drives for North Carolina… credited with three stops against Florida, including a six-yard sack and another four-yard tackle for loss… credited with three solo tackles against The Citadel… earned a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight year.

2014: Credited with eight tackles in six games… logged a tackle for loss in the opener against Texas A&M… did not play in the last four regular season contests or in the bowl game… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2013: True freshman defensive tackle who got his feet wet in 2013… played in nine games, logging a dozen tackles… had four tackles including a half-tackle for loss in the season opener against North Carolina… collected a season-high five stops in the win over Coastal Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL: Defensive tackle who recorded 108 total tackles including 10 sacks as a senior at Mill Creek High School (Hoschton, Ga.)… graduated in 2013… helped the Hawks to a 9-4 record and the third round of the 6A state playoffs as a senior… coached by Shannon Jarvis… named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Class AAAAAA all-state team… named second-team all-state by the Georgia Sportswriters Association… played in the Under Armour All-American game following his senior season… recorded 44 tackles with six tackles for loss as a junior, earning all-state and All-Gwinnett County accolades… four-star prospect who was regarded as the 10th-best player in Georgia, the seventh-best defensive tackle in the country and the 120th-best player overall on the Rivals250… a four-star prospect and the nation’s 13th-best defensive tackle according to Scout… a four-star prospect, the eighth-best player in Georgia, the seventh-best defensive tackle in the country, the 78th-best player overall and a second-team All-American according to 247Sports… a four-star prospect, the 12th-best defensive tackle in the country and the 123rd-best player overall by PrepStar… considered the nation’s 12th-best defensive tackle by MaxPreps… rated a four-star prospect and No. 100 on the ESPN150… named honorable mention on PARADE magazine’s All-America team… had numerous offers including Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Tennessee.

PERSONAL: Kelsey A. Griffin was born September 19, 1994… is a sport and entertainment management major.

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