Nov. 29, 2012
New Orleans - Tulane senior quarterback Ryan Griffin and sophomore safety Sam Scofield have each been recognized for their work in the classroom as the duo was named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Academic Football Team today, as it was announced today by the league office.
A native of Westlake Village, Calif., Griffin, who is a repeat selection to the team, has maintained a 3.36 grade point average (GPA) in management and will graduate in December, while Scofield, who was just one of two sophomores selected, hails from Lafayette and has a 3.82 GPA in business. Tulane was one of three schools with more than one player on the list, joining East Carolina and Southern Miss.
Griffin completed his standout career last week ranked among the school's top-10 leaders in 12 difference categories. He threw for 9,036 yards and 56 touchdowns on 836-of-1,396 attempts (.600) and owns school records for completions, completion percentage and attempts and ranks second in passing yards and 300-yard games (10) and fourth in touchdown passes.
This season, he missed three and half games, but still pass for 2,771 yards passing and 20 touchdowns, which ranks seventh and 10th, respectively, among the schools single season leaders. Griffin's 307.8 passing yards per game this season is the second-best total in a single season, trailing only Patrick Ramsey's 310 per game in 1999.
Scofield played in 10 games with starts coming on the road Tulsa and at Memphis. He logged 32 tackles (21 solo), including one stop for lost yardage, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one pass break-up. He finished with a career-high 12 tackles at Tulsa and snared at interception at UL-Lafayette and at home vs. UAB. Scofield was also responsible for 10 stops and a forced fumble at Memphis. His is first time selection to the C-USA All-Academic Football team.