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#7 Nick Griffin
Position: RB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Augusta, MS
High School: Perry Central HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAREER: An emerging talent out of the backfield, expected to compete for carries in the flourishing Bulldog backfield . . . Played in all 12 regular-season games his true sophomore season . . . Has seen action in 17 career games, including one start, rushing 48 times for 331 yards and two touchdowns . . . His 6.9 career yards per carry average is the highest on the team . . . Missed the first five games of the 2011 campaign following a knee injury . . . Highly -touted runner coming from the Mississippi prep ranks . . . Member of the 2011 and 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

2012: Showed glimpses of brilliance his sophomore season, running 32 times for 223 yards and a touchdown . . . His 7.0 yards per carry was a team high for MSU . . . Ran five times for 12 yards in the season-opening win vs. Jackson State . . . Reeled off a 22-yard run in the SEC opener vs. Auburn, setting up a touchdown that sealed the game for the Bulldogs . . . Toted the rock four times for 14 yards in the win vs. South Alabama . . . Took one carry for 44 yards in the homecoming win over MTSU . . . Carried once for nine yards at Alabama . . . Rushed twice for 10 yards and caught a seven-yard pass vs. Texas A&M . . . Made his first career start at LSU, carrying a career-high 11 times for 38 yards . . . Rushed two times for a season-best 68 yards vs. Arkansas, including his second career touchdown . . . His 60-yard touchdown run was the second-longest rush of the season for the Maroon and White . . . Recorded a 16-yard run for a first down in the Egg Bowl rivalry game at Ole Miss.

2011: Saw action as a reserve running back in five games after missing the first five games of the season due to a knee injury . . . Made his Bulldog debut in the road win at UAB, rushing four times for 25 yards . . . Recorded his best game of the season in the homecoming win vs. UT Martin, carrying 10 times for 80 yards and a touchdown, including a season-best 34-yard run . . . Caught one pass for eight yards vs. No. 3 Alabama . . . Carried the ball twice for three yards in the Egg Bowl win over Ole Miss.

2010: Sat out his freshman year as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 10 prospect in the state of Mississippi regardless of position by Rivals.com . . . Earned a three-star rating from Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com . . . Played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game . . . Listed on the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s 40 Most Wanted List and also a preseason Dandy Dozen Selection . . . Named First-Team All-State by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger . . . Also named First-Team All-State on the 3A level by Mississippi Association of Coaches . . . Led class 3A in rushing with 2,080 yards on 234 carries for head coach Tim Barron in 2009 . . . Scored 36 touchdowns during his senior season with 31 coming on the ground . . . Also played defensively as a safety, and as a junior posted 82 tackles with a two sacks and four interceptions . . . Averaged just under 30.0 yards punting . . . As a junior, rushed for 720 yards with nine touchdowns on 120 carries . . . In 2007 he had a breakout season with 1,371 rushing yards on 201 carries and 17 touchdowns . . . Also posted 64 tackles with an interception on defense . . . Played for the varsity as a ninth grader with 59 tackles and three sacks . . . Played for the PCHS basketball varsity and ran track . . . Committed to Mississippi State in January 2010 with offers from Stanford, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt.

PERSONAL: Born Nicholas Cameron Griffin on Oct. 23, 1991 . . . Son of Joseph and Mae Griffin.

GRIFFIN’s Career Highs
Carries – 11, at LSU (11-10-12)
Rushing Yards – 80, vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)
Rushing Touchdowns – 1, (2x) last vs. Arkansas (11-17-12)
Longest Rush – 60, vs. Arkansas (11-17-12)
Receptions – 1,  vs. Alabama (11-12-11)
Receiving Yards – 8, vs. Alabama (11-12-11)
Longest Reception – 8, vs. Alabama (11-12-11)
All-Purpose Yards -- 80, vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)
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