Four-year starter claims honor after throwing for 214 yard and two touchdowns on 14-of-18 passing
Seniors Ryan Griffin, Austen Jacks, Devon Walker represent the Green Wave
Nine Green Wave players receive All C-USA honors
Tulane's Ryan Griffin participated at the Manning Passing Academy for the second straight season in 2012. Griffin served as a counselor at the camp and participated in drills and activities throughout the Manning Passing Academy.
The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.
Career Notes: Four-year letterman played in 42 games with 39 starts, completing 836-of-1396 passes (.599) for 9,026 yards, 56 touchdowns and 35 interceptions while catching a pass for 15 yards and scoring one rushing touchdown during his career...set Tulane career records in pass attempts, completions, completion percentage while finishing second in passing yards, passing yards per game (214.90), pass attempts per game (33.24), completions per game (19.83) and 300-yard passing games (10), fourth in touchdown passes, fifth in touchdown passes per game (1.333), sixth in passing efficiency (122.40), eighth in lowest interception percentage (4.19) and 10th in yards per pass attempt (6.465)...sits second in Green Wave single-season history in passing yards per game (307.88 in 2012) and completions per game (27.22 in 2012), second and eighth in pass attempts per game (43.777 in 2012 and 33.818 in 2010), fourth, ninth and tied for 10th in completions (245 in 2012, 227 in 2011 and 223 in 2010), fifth, eighth and 10th in pass attempts (408 in 2011, 394 in 2012 and 372 in 2010), fifth and tied for ninth in completion percentage (.622 in 2012 and .599 in 2010), sixth in touchdown passes per game (2.22 in 2012), seventh in passing yards (2,771 in 2012), seventh and ninth in touchdown-to-interception ratio (1.818 in 2012 and 1.750 in 2010), eighth in passing efficieny (132.43 in 2012), 10th in yards per pass attempt (7.033 in 2012) and tied for 10th in touchdown passes (20 in 2012)...holds Tulane single game records in pass attempts (66 at Houston on 11/24/12) and passing yards (476 vs Rice on 11/3/12)...also ranks second, fourth and tied for ninth in single-game pass attempts (64 at Marshall on 11/27/10, 57 vs East Carolina on 11/17/12 and 53 at Tulsa on 10/16/10), tied for second and tied for 10th in pass completions (36 vs East Carolina on 11/17/12, at Houston 11/24/12, at Marshall 11/27/10 and at Tulsa on 10/16/10, and 34 vs UAB on 10/27/12), second in touchdown passes (five vs UAB on 10/27/12), and second and sixth in passing yards (466 vs UAB on 10/27/12 and 412 at Tulsa on 10/16/10).
2012: Started all nine games he played in as a senior...named honorable-mention All-Conference USA after leading the team in total offense (2644), pass attempts (394), completions (245), passing yards (2771), touchdown passes (20) and passing efficiency (132.43)...ranked second in C-USA in passing yards per game (307.9) and yards of total offense per game (293.8), and fifth in passing efficiency...finished 22nd nationally in yards of total offense per game and 60th in passing efficiency...threw for 300-plus yards five times with a pair of 400-plus outings, and twice set the school single-game passing record...originally set the record with 466 yards to go with a career-best five touchdown passes while completing 34-of-42 tosses vs UAB (10/27) and surpassed that with 476 yards while completing 28-of-49 passes for four scores vs Rice (11/3)...tabbed C-USA and Louisiana Player of the Week for his performance against UAB, and earned College Sports Madness C-USA Offensive Player of the Week recognition for his showing against the Blazers and after throwing for 302 yards and three touchdowns on 17-of-32 passing vs SMU (10/13)...also had 300-plus passing games with 363 at UTEP (10/20) and 346 at Houston (11/24)...tied a career high with 36 completions vs East Carolina (11/17) and Houston, and established a school record with 66 pass attempts in the season finale against the Cougars...suffered a shoulder injury in the second game of the year at Tulsa (9/8) and missed the next three games...selected to play in the Texas vs The Nation All-Star Game and claimed MVP honors after completing 14-of-18 passes for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns while leading the National All-Stars to a 24-13 win over Team Texas...off the field, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, the C-USA All-Academic Team and Tulane's 3.0 Club, and received the Fellowship Foundation Top Scholar Award.
2011: Started all 13 games as a junior...led the team in total offense (2492), pass attempts (408), completions (227), passing yards (2502), touchdown passes (13) and passing efficiency (112.76)...ranked sixth in Conference USA in passing yards per game (192.5), ninth in yards of total offense per game (191.7) and 13th in passing efficiency...finished 76th nationally in yards of total offense per game and 97th in passing efficiency...had a pair of 300-yard games, including a season-high 377 on 31-of-50 passing and a scoring strike while running five times for 14 yards vs Memphis (10/22)...also threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns while completing 24-of-30 passes and running four times for 13 yards vs Syracuse (10/8)...tied a career-high with three touchdown passes on two occasions: vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3) and at UAB (9/17)...named C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19 after completing 22-of-26 passes for 281 yards at UAB...off the field, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, the C-USA All-Academic Team and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2010: Started all 11 games he played in as a sophomore...paced the team in total offense (2225), pass attempts (372), completions (223), passing yards (2371), touchdown passes (14) and passing efficiency (121.60)...ranked sixth in Conference USA in passing yards per game, eighth in total offensive yards per game (202.3) and 10th in passing efficiency...finished 64th nationally in total offense yards per game (202.27) and 79th in passing efficiency...surpassed the 300-yard passing barrier three times, including a season-best 412 yards after completing 36-of-53 passes with a pair of touchdowns at Tulsa (10/16)...in the game against the Golden Hurricane tied for second in school single-game history in completions, fourth in passing yardage and tied for sixth in passing attempts...added a 370-yard passing effort at Marshall (11/27) and had 314 vs Rice (11/13)...tossed three touchdowns against the Owls and again against Army (10/9)...caught first career pass with a 15-yard reception against Ole Miss (9/11)...off the field, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2009: Played in nine games as a redshirt-freshman, starting under center in each of the final six games of the year...led the team in total offense (1323), passing attempts (222), completions (141), passing yards (1382) and touchdown passes (9) while finishing second in completion percentage (.635) and passing efficiency (123.78)...all of his offensive numbers stand as Tulane records for a freshman quarterback...as a starter, completed 118-of-185 passes (.638) for 1,143 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions...posted a pair of three-touchdown passing games: vs UTEP (11/7) and at Rice (11/14)...surpassed the 200-passing-yard mark three times, including a season-best 278 on 24-of-36 passing in a 45-38 overtime win over UTEP...accounted for four scores in that game, adding a rushing touchdown to his aerial performance...tallied 126 yards on 12-of-18 passing, including first career touchdown toss against Houston (10/17)...threw for 158 yards (21-of-33) in first career start at Southern Miss (10/24)...off the field, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2008: Did not play as a true freshman...redshirted the season.
High School: Two-year letterman at Chaminade College Prep for coaches Ben McEnroe and Anthony Harris...rated No. 21 prep quarterback by ESPN.com and No. 67 by Scout.com...member of Rivals.com's California Top 100 Team, landing as the Golden State's No. 97 prospect at any position...named All-Far West Area by Superprep Magazine...helped lead prep squad to a combined 15-8 record, including a trip to the state semifinals as a junior and claimed both Mission League Offensive MVP and first-team all-league honors both years...as a senior, threw for 2,137 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions while adding four rushing scores...as a junior, named all-area and second-team All-CIF after completing 225-of-380 passes (.592) for 3,358 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight picks...also lettered in basketball and volleyball...off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Ryan Walsh Griffin on Nov. 17, 1989, in Santa Monica, Calif...son of David and Kelly Griffin...has two brothers: Charlie and Mac; and one sister, Molly...completed his degree in business management in May 2013.
Griffin's Career Passing Statistics