Played in the first two games last season, but missed the remainder of the season due to an Achilles injury and received a medical redshirt waiver from the NCAA ... Back to full strength and enters the preseason ready to compete for the starting bandit end position on the defensive line ... Can play any of the positions on the
defensive line, both inside or outside ... Hard worker ...
Looks to step up and make an impact this season ... Has good size and rushes well from the outside ... Originally signed at Southern Miss in 2002 before enrolling at Hinds Community College before coming back last season .... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... 2005 (Jr.): Played in the first two games, before missing
the remainder of the season to an Achilles injury and
was forced to redshirt ... Finished with a solo tackle and a tackle for loss against McNeese State (9/17) ... Junior College: Two year letterwinner for Coach Mike Smith at Hinds Community College ... Played both
defensive tackle as a freshman and defensive end as a
sophomore ... As a sophomore, he finished with 62 tackles, five sacks, seven tackles for loss and two fumble
recoveries ... Named most improved defensive player ... Helped Hinds CC to a 9-2 record ... As freshman, he
finished with 41 tackles, six sacks, 12 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Helped
lead the team to a 9-2 record and a berth and runner up
finishes in the state and regional championship game ...
Prep: Played for Coach Dan Davis at Brandon High School ... Played both linebacker and tight end ... As a senior, he finished with 130 tackles, one pass breakup, one interception and three sacks ... As a tight end, he had 12 receptions for 111 yards and scored three touchdowns ... Helped Brandon finish 8-5 overall, fourth in the Region 3-5A and advance to the second round of the state playoffs ... Mississippi Association of Coaches' First-Team All-State 5A ... First-team all-state 5A named by The Clarion Ledger ... The Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" ... All-region ... All-metro ... Team captain ... As a junior, he finished with 109 tackles, two pass breakups and three sacks ... Named second-team all-state by The Clarion Ledger ... All-region ... All-metro ... Also lettered in basketball ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... No. 33 linebacker national rating by rivals.com ... No. 17 overall in the state of Mississippi by rivals.com ... One-star rating by PrepStar ... No. 9 player in the state of Mississippi by SuperPrep ... 3.5 rating by Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ... Personal: Son of Michael and Ruby Griffith ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born Feb. 5, 1984.