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65 Billy Griffin
  • Offensive Lineman
  • 6-3, 290
  • 2003-04, 2L
  • Ventura, CA. (Ventura Junior College)

A two-year reserve center for Florida after transferring from Ventura Junior College in the winter of 2002…

CAREER: Played in 10 games for 155 plays…

2004: The back up at center…Saw action in a career-high six games (Eastern Michigan, Kentucky, Arkansas, Middle Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina) for 85 plays…Graded out at a season-high 85 percent against Eastern Michigan…Named UF's "Lineman of the Week" against Kentucky…Saw season high 25 plays against Eastern Michigan and Kentucky…

2003: Saw action in four games (SJSU, Miami, FAMU, Iowa) for 70 plays…Lined up in his first game in a Gator uniform, seeing action against San Jose State…Active on 29 offensive plays in the opener and recorded three knockdowns…Stepped in and saw action on four offensive plays with a knock down against Miami…Played against Florida A&M, grading out at 76 percent with four knock downs on 32 plays…Also dressed for the Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and FSU games…Won Best Effort Award on Offense at the conclusion of spring drills…

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A Two-Time All-League Player at Ventura Junior College…Won team award for Lineman of the Year twice…Named Scholar Athlete of the Year for Ventura College…Was an Academic First Team recipient…

PREP: Was an All-CIF Elite Team and All-State athlete at Ventura High School…Named Ventura County Offensive Lineman of the Year…Was heralded the Team Offensive MVP…LA Times selected him as 1st Team All Region…Played in the East-West All Star Game and the CAL-Texas Shrine Game…Won the football state championship during his senior year…Blocked for teammate Tyler Ebell, who broke the national rushing record in a single season with 4500 yards…High school coach was Phil McCune…

MAJOR: Leisure Service Management.

What They're Saying About BILLY GRIFFIN

"The junior college transfer has been working with the first-team offense at right guard and done a very sound job. He's a tough, physical player who has a chance to help solidify the right side of the line, an area of weakness a year ago." (March 25, 2003)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

"He's such a good blocker. He always follows his block through to the end. He's a serious competitor. He really likes to compete." (January 9, 2003)
Terry Morris, Ventura coach

"Center is what he was recruited for. He played center in junior college and he can play both center and guard. He's a guy who gives us a lot of flexibility. Let me tell you what, he's going to be a nice player whether it's at center or guard. He's doing a nice job." (August 12, 2003)
Joe Wickline, UF Offensive Line Coach

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