Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"Some people say that's too good to be true. Well, it's true. Archie is very special."

That's Steve Luke, speaking of his college teammate and roommate, Archie Griffin in a recent article. Griffin won two Heisman Trophies while playing at The Ohio State University.

Woody Hayes once said that Archie Griffin was a better human being than he was a football player. And that was saying something, because Hayes also said that Archie was the best football player he'd ever seen.

The source of Griffin's achievement, humility, and strength of character probably can be seen in this from his brother, Ray, himself a two-time All American at Ohio State:
"He would get up in the morning and would pray on his knees for 45 minutes before he went to school," Ray said. "I'm not exaggerating. He would be bobbing his head. He was having a strong conversation with the Lord, I'm telling you."
So, where's all this good press coming from, an article in The Columbus Dispatch. No, The Palm Beach (Florida) Post. Ohio State's Buckeyes vie for the national championship against the Florida Gators on January 8.

Archie Griffin is a tremendous human being. But I'm sure that he would say that has nothing to do with him and everything to do with the God he follows.


ScurvyOaks said...

Wow!! How awesome! I never knew anything about Archie Griffin other than as a football player.

Mark Daniels said...

It is good stuff, isn't it?