Jordan Griffin - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 3


  • position Safety
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 194
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Riverdale, Ga.
  • High school Jonesboro
  • Saw action in 45 games with 16 starting assignments
  • Totaled 71 career tackles, 10 pass breakups, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries
  • Part of a senior class who won 32 games over the last four seasons, the most wins for UK in a four-year span since 1949-52, when Paul “Bear” Bryant coached the Cats
  • Helped UK advance to four consecutive bowl appearances and back-to-back bowl wins for the first time since the 2007 Music City Bowl and 2009 Liberty Bowl
  • Four-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll which recognizes athletes with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Three-time member of the Dean’s List
  • Served as a representative for UK Football’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2018 and 2019
  • Graduated in December of 2019 with a degree in community and leadership development
2019 – Senior
  • Saw action in 12 games with 11 starting assignments … did not play at South Carolina with a knee injury
  • Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Spring 2019, Fall 2019)
  • Had 30 tackles, 3 PBU, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions and two fumble recoveries
  • Intercepted a pass in the second quarter vs. Louisville, his second pick off of the season and third of his career
  • Had his first interception of the season in the win over Eastern Michigan … Also notched the first quarterback sack of his career and had a career-high two pass breakups
  • Charted a career-high tying six tackles in the season opener vs. Toledo
2018 – Junior
  • Played in 12 of 13 games
  • Did not see action vs. Miss. State with injury
  • Totaled 13 tackles and three PBUs
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 – Sophomore
  • Played in all 13 games with one start
  • Had 22 tackles, three PBUs and one INT
  • Got his first career interception in the win over Vanderbilt
  • Charted a career-high six tackles vs. Missouri with one PBU
  • Had two tackles and a PBU in the opener at Southern Miss … Also had two tackles at South Carolina and vs. Eastern Michigan
  • Earned his first career start vs. Eastern Michigan
  • Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 – Freshman
  • Saw action in eight games, totaling six tackles
  • SEC First-year Academic Honor Roll (2016-17) High School
  • A four-star prospect by Rivals, which rated him as the 15th best cornerback in the nation and the 16th best prospect in talent-laden Georgia, 191st nationally
  • ESPN tabbed him as the 23rd corner in the nation and the 34th best player in Georgia
  • Ranked by 247sports as a three-star recruit, as the nation’s No. 37 cornerback and the 32nd best prospect in Georgia
  • Scout ranked him as a three-star prospect and the 46th best cornerback overall, third-best in Georgia
  • Named First-team All-State by the Atlanta Journal- Constitution
  • At corner, he totaled 18 tackles and three interceptions in helping lead the Cardinals to the regional championship title
  • Also forced one fumble and had one fumble recovery
  • An excellent wide receiver as he caught 68 passes for 1,008 yards and 11 touchdowns in helped lead the Cardinals to an 11-2 overall record as a senior
  • Accounted for 412 receiving yards and three touchdowns as a junior, while also intercepting one pass
  • Also played basketball, winning back-to-back state titles, and ran track
  • Excelled in the classroom and was a member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America and the Beta Club
  • Chose UK over Auburn, Clemson and Stanford
  • Born in Riverdale, Calif.
  • Son of Judy and Lawrence Griffin
  • Brother, Jason, played football at Fort Valley State
Jordan Says
  • His nickname is “J.G.”
  • He chose Kentucky because it was the best place for him to pursue his dreams
  • Other than playing in the NFL,  his dream job is to be a college coach
  • His sports heroes are his dad, brother and high school coach because they have taught him everything he knows
  • One word to describe him on the field is “electrifying”
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