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Kyle Griffith
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Kyle Griffith 4176
Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
City/State: Broomfield, Colo.
High School: Broomfield
Experience: 2 Letters


2005 (Sr.)—He saw action in nine games, including the Champs Sports Bowl and in four on defense, wher he saw action for 15 plays and was in on an assisted tackle.


2004 (Jr.)—He played in all 12 regular season games (special teams duty only), but was ill and sat out the Houston Bowl.  He had one tackle on special teams coverage duty, that coming inside-the-20 to give him two points for the year.  The coaches placed him on scholarship following fall camp, as his dedication to special teams play and overall practicing habits in general earned him the honor.  He missed all of spring practice as he suffered from chronic active hepatitis, which robbed him of his strength; most of the symptoms cleared by the end of May and he had regained his strength and the weight he lost by the end of June.  He decided to switch back to defense (from fullback) during the off-season.


2003 (Soph.)—He started the fall at strong safety and switched the fullback after the season started, but the vast majority of his action came on special teams.  In playing in all 12 games, he finished second in special team points with 11 on the strength of seven tackles (two inside the 20), with two knockdown blocks.  He had an impressive spring, racking up 15 tackles (seven solo) in three major spring scrimmages, adding two sacks for 19 yards and a pair of pass deflections.


2002 (Fr.)—He joined the team as a recruited walk-on for August drills, and soon established himself as a gritty performer on special teams.  He played in the last nine games of the season, and finished the year with two tackles and one knockdown, earning himself three special team points.  He was one of three true freshmen walk-ons to play in 2002, but they are in a group of only four who have done so dating back to 1986.


HIGH SCHOOL— He lettered three times in football at Broomfield, as he garnered second team all-conference (Skyline) honors his senior year.  He finished the season with 52 total tackles (32 solo) including six for loss, four sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one pass deflection and one interception.  Broomfield was 13-1 his senior season, winning the league championship and advancing to the 4A state title game, and was 12-2 his junior year (league titleists) under coach Gary Davies.  He also lettered twice in baseball as a catcher and leftfielder.       


ACADEMICS—He is majoring in business (finance) at Colorado.  He earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors as both a junior and senior.


PERSONAL—Born July 27, 1984 in Westminster, Colo.  An older brother (Zach) was an inside linebacker and special teams performer for the Buffaloes in 2001-02.  He hails from the same high school that produced recent Buff graduate Kory Mossoni; coincidentally they both played the same position, and Mossoni tutored him his freshman season.  After college, he has aspirations of on owning his own business someday.  


















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ADDITIONAL STATISTICS -- Special Team Tackles: 1,1—6 (2002); 6,1—7 (2003); 1,0—1 (2004).


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