Career Summary: Originally joined Tigers as a local walk-on, but earned a scholarship prior to start of `08 season...Logged action in 39 career games, primarily as a member of special teams unit...Tallied 13 tackles and one forced fumble during career...Had a career-best three tackles, all solo stops, versus Ole Miss in `05...One of six true freshmen to see action in `05...Missed just one game that season with an injury...Missed first three games of `06 season with a knee injury...Played in nine games and tallied five tackles as a sophomore...Played in 11 of 13 games in `07, missing UCF and ASU games with an injury.
2008 Highlights:Played in eight of 13 games on special teams...Suffered throughout the season with a shoulder injury.
2007: Played in 11 of the 13 games as a member of the special teams unit...Missed the UCF and Arkansas State games with an injury...Registered three tackles on the season...Logged solo stops against Ole Miss, SMU and Florida Atlantic...Opened the season against Ole Miss with a forced fumble on a Tiger kickoff in the first quarter that was recovered by Jake Kasser...Solo stop in the SMU game was on a Tiger punt in which SMU's Emmanuel Sanders was held to just six yards on the return...Made a tackle in the third quarter of the New Orleans Bowl on a Tiger kickoff.
2006: Missed the first three games of the season with a knee injury...Returned to the field for the Tennessee contest...Was a consistent contributor for the special teams unit...Credited with two tackles against UAB as a member of the kick coverage team...Also registered a tackle in the Tulsa, Southern Miss and Houston contests...Had a kickoff return for three yards on the road against Marshall...Worked as a linebacker in the spring.
2005: Joined the team during fall camp and was one of just six true freshmen to see action in 2005...Played in all but the UTEP game, which he sat out with a wrist injury...Was a solid contributor on special teams...Saw his first collegiate action against Ole Miss and logged three tackles in that contest...Also tallied a single tackle against both Southern Miss and Marshall.
Academic Highlights: Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 fall semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2005-06.
Prep: Played for Coach Carlton Flatt at Brentwood Academy...Was a four-year starter and letterman at Brentwood who played wide receiver and quarterback on offense...Also played free safety and linebacker on defense...Started both of his junior and senior seasons at quarterback, and was instrumental in leading Brentwood to four-consecutive state championship games...Served as team captain for the 2004 season...Was a Division 2 All-State selection...Named to the first team all-metro squad...Was a finalist for the Nick Coutrus Award, presented annually based on academics and athletics...Also lettered in basketball, track and baseball...An honor student who maintained a grade point average above 3.0.
Personal: Tyler Griffin is the son of John and Marsha Griffin...Born June 4, 1986.
GRIFFIN'S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs Ole Miss (`05) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 3 vs Ole Miss (`05)