Senior Ryan Griffin Participated at the Manning Passing Academy for the Second Time in 2012
July 16, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - For the second straight season, Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin participated as a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The Manning Passing Academy is in its 17th year of existence and Griffin has spent his past two summers working with the first family of football; Archie, Cooper, Peyton and Eli Manning at their comprehensive school of pigskin.
At the academy, Griffin was just one of the outstanding camp counselors that help the Manning family produce one of the top football institutes in the country. Griffin helped keep the 10:1 camper to instructor ratio that helped show the signal callers techniques in stance, exchange, drops, set-up, sprint out, play action, screens, ball handling, option, reading Defenses, and field leadership.
Griffin helped to demonstrate techniques and worked with the other position players at the academy to demonstrate drills and skills that are needed at the next level. While at the camp, the senior aided the Manning's charge in the meeting rooms and on the field.
The senior was joined by a handful of his pass catchers at the academy, with Brent Comardelle, Marc Edwards, Ryan Grant, Justyn Shackleford and Wilson Van Hooser all taking time to help the Manning family.
In his career, Griffin has played in 33 games with 30 starts under center and had thrown for 6,153 yards and 36 touchdowns. He sits atop of the career completion percentage charts at .590, completing 591 of 1002 passes, while ranking third in pass attempts per game (30.4) and completions (591), fourth in passing yards per game (193.3) and sixth in passing yards (6,265).
Griffin ventured to Tulane from Westlake Village, Calif. and was voted one of two permanent team captains for 2011. The 6-foot-5 quarterback set career-highs in games started (13), attempts (408), completions (227) and passing yards (2502) last season.
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