Experienced tight end who is fifth in school history in receptions by a tight end with 87 and is also fifth in yardage with 1,016...Named to the Preseason Watch Lists for the Mackey Award and Lombardi Award.
2011: A Second Team All-BIG EAST selection ... has now played in 36 games over the past three years ... was one of 25 tight ends to be named to the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List ... shared starting duties at tight end with John Delahunt ... was used much more in the passing game in 2011 ... was the third-leading receiver on the team last year with 33 receptions and is the leading returning receiver on the team for 2012 ... had multiple receptions in nine games last year, including a season-high five vs. West Virginia (Oct. 8) ... his career high remains six vs. Rutgers (10/31/09) ... also had four receptions vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 10), Western Michigan (Oct. 1) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) ... had three receiving touchdowns and a two-point conversion for 20 points in 2011.
2010: UConn's regular first team tight end...Played in all 13 games this year and started eight of them when the Huskies used a tight end formation...Was a very productive blocker in both the rushing and passing games...Earned an Offensive Game Ball following the Pittsburgh win (Nov. 11) along with other blockers in recognition of UConn's 265 rushing yards, including 22 by Jordan Todman...Had three pass receptions for 21 yards in regular season finale at USF (Dec. 4)...had a season high four receptions against Vanderbilt (Oct. 2)...Had his first career TD reception vs. Buffalo (Sept. 25) on a six-yard catch.
2009: Enjoyed an outstanding first season of action for UConn with action in 11 games and 10 starts, including the Papajohns.com Bowl vs. South Carolina (Jan. 2)...missed the Baylor (Sept. 19) and Rhode Island (Sept. 26) games with a back injury...had a career-high six receptions for 80 yards against Rutgers (Oct. 31)...had three receptions against West Virginia (Oct. 24), Notre Dame (Nov. 21) and USF (Dec. 5).
2008: Redshirted...Was the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week before the Pittsburgh game (Dec. 6).
High School: Named first-team all-state by the Nashua Union-Leader and Varsity Magazine...Carried the ball 95 times as a senior for 749 yards ... Team captain.
Personal Profile: Ryan Francis Griffin...Born on January 11, 1990...A pre-communications science major.
RYAN GRIFFIN'S CAREER HIGHS Most Receptions: 6, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Most Rec. Yards, game: 97, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Longest Reception: 55, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11