Heisman Highlight: Archie Griffin

Heisman Highlight


Name: Archie Griffin
Position: Running Back
College: Ohio State Buckeyes
Class: Senior
Winning Year: 1975 – 41st Award
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Interesting Notes: Griffin was named to every All-American team as a junior and destroyed the all-time rushing yards record in the Big Ten…was labeled “the greatest football player I’ve ever coached” by legendary Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes…amassed 31 consecutive 100+ yard games and 5,176 career rushing yards by the time he graduated early…was and is still the only player to ever win two Heisman Trophies…remained modest and an epitome of hard work and dedication on and off the field despite all of his personal accolades…played professional football for the Cincinnati Bengals…was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1986.

1977 Topps #269

Featured Card: 1977 Topps #269. Despite his absolute dominance of the college game, Archie Griffin never really found his footing in the NFL, playing just 7 seasons with mediocre results. He will always be remembered, however, as the only two-time Heisman winner, a feat that has been challenged but never again repeated in the past 35 years. His rookie card remains fairly popular in terms of activity, but generally carries a sticker price of less than $5.

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