Griffin connects with Kelley for 16-yard touchdown with 35 seconds to play as Green Wave win first of 2012
2011: Played in all 13 games with four starts as a true freshman...led the team in blocked punts (2) while ranking tied for sixth in sacks (1.0), seventh in tackles for loss (3.5), ninth with 33 tackles (21 solo, 12 assists) and tied for 11th in pass break-ups (1)...tallied a career-best 10 tackles (5 solo, 5 assists) in first collegiate start at Army (10/1)...added a six-tackle day (all solo) at Hawai'I (11/26) and a pair of four-stop performances: 2 solo, 2 assists vs Memphis (10/22) and 3 solo, 1 assist at Rice (11/19)...blocked a pair of punts, including one that resulted in a safety, in collegiate debut vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3)...posted first career sack among 1.5 tackles for loss vs Syracuse (10/8)...recorded first career pass break-up in season finale at Hawai'I (11/26).
High School: Three-year letterman at Karr High for coach Jabbar Jaluke...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com while earning two-star honors from Scout.com and ESPN.com...received a scout grade of 74 and rated the No. 106 safety in the nation by ESPN.com while earning the No. 166 spot nationally at cornerback by Scout.com...helped lead the Cougars to a combined 29-9 overall record with two trips to the state playoffs, including a 13-2 mark, the District 10-4A title and a state-runner-up finish as a senior...as a senior, named first-team all-state, all-district and all-metro...selected to play in the Darren Sharper Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic...posted over 100 tackles as a junior...as a sophomore, tallied 75 tackles en route to claiming all-district honors.
Personal: Born Matthew Louis Bailey on Feb. 8, 1993, in New Orleans, La...son of Leo and Claudia Bailey...has two brothers, Isaiah and Leo...majoring in sports medicine.