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#14 Corey Griffin

Corey Griffin - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year RS Senior
Height 6-2
Weight 194
Hometown Tyrone, Ga.
Last School Sandy Creek
Height / Weight 6-2 / 199
Corey Griffin - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2017 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 11 games at strong safety, extending his streak of consecutive starts to 24 games … Ranked fifth on the team with 50 tackles … Led Georgia Tech defensive backs with three tackles for loss … Tied for fourth on the team with four passes defended (three pass breakups, one interception) … Had at least three tackles in 10-of-11 games … opened the season with five stops against Tennessee (Sept. 4) … Notched seven tackles at No. 10/11 Miami (Oct. 14) … Returned his lone interception of the season 27 yards in win over Wake Forest (Oct. 21) … Recorded a season-high eight tackles and a tackle for loss at No. 7 Clemson (Oct. 28) … Tallied six tackles and a TFL in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) … Had five solo stops, including a TFL, versus No. 7 Georgia (Nov. 25).

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 13 games at strong safety … Led Georgia Tech and ranked 28th in the ACC with 82 total tackles … 62 solo stops were also a team high … Tied for third on the team with two interceptions … Ranked third on the squad with five tackles for loss … Tied for second on the team with three total takeaways (two interceptions, one fumble recovery) … Had at least six tackles in 9-of-13 games … Opened the season with six tackles and a key interception in win over Boston College (Sept. 3) … Notched nine tackles against No. 5 Clemson (Sept. 22) … Turned in a career performance with 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack against Georgia Southern (Oct. 15) … Three tackles for loss and sack versus Georgia Southern were career firsts … Set a new career high for the second time in three games when he made 12 tackles at North Carolina (Nov. 5) … Tallied nine stops, including one for loss, in win at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) … Returned an interception 33 yards to set up a field goal in win over Virginia (Nov. 19) … Closed the regular season with six tackles in 28-27 win at Georgia (Nov. 26) … Notched three solo stops in TaxSlayer Bowl victory over Kentucky (Dec. 31).

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 11 games with one start … Finished season with 21 tackles … Recorded career- and team-high six tackles (five solo) vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) … Did not record any stats vs. Tulane (Sept. 12), Duke (Sept. 26), and North Carolina (Oct. 3) … Did not play at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) … Tied career high with six tackles at Clemson (Oct. 10) … Tied career high with six tackles vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) – all solo stops … Added one tackle vs. Florida State (Oct. 24).

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 14 games, making one start … Had 15 tackles, including 11 solo, one interception and broke up two passes … Made three tackles in Tech’s Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State on New Year’s Eve … Recorded three tackles vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) … Tallied one solo tackle at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Saw action at NC State (Nov. 8) … Made first-career start vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Notched one solo tackle at Pitt (Oct. 25) … Registered one solo tackle at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Had one solo tackle vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Saw action vs. Miami (Oct. 4) … Had career-high four tackles, one pass breakup and first career interception at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Recorded first tackle of career vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Broke up pass at Tulane (Sept. 6) … Saw action against Wofford (Aug. 30).

2013 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Sandy Creek H.S., 2013 … During his four-year high school career, Sandy Creek went a combined 56-2 and won two 4A state championships (2010 and 2012) with perfect 15-0 records … First-team all-state selection as a safety … Finished senior season with 71 tackles, an interception and eight pass breakups … Two-star recruit, according to and … Was clocked at 4.5 in 40-yard dash … Among long line of Sandy Creek players, including Calvin Johnson, to play at Georgia Tech.

Personal: Son of Corey and Magesha Griffin … Graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2017 with bachelor’s degree in business administration … One of three Georgia Tech football student-athletes that played in 2017 while already holding a bachelor’s degree (joining J.J. Green and Matthew Jordan).

Tackles: 12 at No. 18/17 North Carolina, Nov. 5, 2016
Solo Tackles: 10 vs. Georgia Southern, Oct. 15, 2016
Tackles for Loss: 3.0 vs. Georgia Southern, Oct. 15, 2016
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Georgia Southern, Oct. 15, 2016
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Interceptions: 1, four times – last vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 21, 2017
Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016

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