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#7 Nick Griffin
Position: RB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 226
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Augusta, MS
High School: Perry Central HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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CAREER STATISTICS

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER: Seasoned running back who also saw action on special teams coverage … Saw action in 44 career games, including four starts ... Rushed for 592 yards on 111 carries with four touchdowns … Carried over a 3.0 grade point average and was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Fall Honor Roll (2011, ’12, ’13) … Graduated from MSU in December 2014.

2014 SENIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games with three starts (UAB, South Alabama, Vanderbilt) … Rushed for 157 yards on 39 carries with one touchdown … Also caught three passes for 45 yards … Ran for 45 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in the season opener Aug. 30 vs. Southern Miss … Tallied 22 rushing yards on five carries in start at South Alabama … Hauled in a career-long 23-yard reception in the home win against Arkansas which set up the game-tying field goal … Toted the rock five times for 21 yards in the Homecoming victory against UT Martin … Rushed nine times for 33 yards in his Senior Day win against Vanderbilt, while also catching a five-yard pass in his fourth career start at running back.

2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Reserve running back who rushed for 96 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown ... Added three receptions for 27 yards ... Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Notched a career-high 13 carries against Alcorn State (9/7) and finished with a season-best 53 yards and one score ... Gained 44 of 53 yards during the second half versus the Braves ... Touchdown came with 5:00 left in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard run ... Carried five times for 15 yards against Troy (9/21) ... Accounted for four carries for 18 yards in Liberty Bowl win over Rice (12/31).

2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Showed glimpses of brilliance, running 32 times for 223 yards and a touchdown ... 7.0 yards per carry was a team high ... Ran five times for 12 yards in the season-opening win versus Jackson State ... Reeled off a 22-yard run in the SEC opener against Auburn, setting up a touchdown that sealed the game for the Bulldogs ... Toted the rock four times for 14 yards in the win versus 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 versus Texas A&M ... Made his first career start at LSU, carrying 11 times for 38 yards ... Rushed two times for a season-best 68 yards against Arkansas, including his second career touchdown ... 60-yard touchdown run was the second-longest rush of the season for MSU ... Recorded a 16-yard run for a first down in the Egg Bowl rivalry game at Ole Miss.

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

2010 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: 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 Clarion-Ledger’s 40 Most Wanted List and also a preseason Dandy Dozen Selection . . . Named First-Team All-State by the 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 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.

PERSONAL: Born Nicholas Cameron Griffin on Oct. 23, 1991 . . . Son of Joseph and Mae Griffin … Earned his undergraduate degree in sport pedagogy in December 2014.

GRIFFIN’S CAREER HIGHS 
Carries – 13, vs. Alcorn State (9-7-13)
Rushing Yards – 80, vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)
Rushing Touchdowns – 1, (4x) last vs. Southern Miss (8-30-14)  
Longest Rush – 60, vs. Arkansas (11-17-12)
Receptions – 1, (7x) last vs. Vanderbilt (11-22-14)
Receiving Yards – 18, vs. Alcorn State (9-7-13)
Longest Reception – 23, vs. Arkansas
All-Purpose Yards -- 80, vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)

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