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Michael Griffin
FS #22
Height:
6-0
Weight:
215
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Austin, Texas
Experience:
11
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 154 803 597 206 7 0 60 25 1 328 -- 83
2016 CAR 13 40 27 13 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 TEN 15 101 66 35 1 -- 3 1 0 29 29 29
2014 TEN 16 112 85 27 3 -- 5 2 0 12 6 12
2013 TEN 14 82 61 21 0 -- 4 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 TEN 16 79 60 19 1 -- 4 4 0 59 14.8 33
2011 TEN 16 75 59 16 0 -- 7 2 0 0 -- 0
2010 TEN 16 108 86 22 0 -- 12 4 0 50 12.5 28
2009 TEN 16 77 57 20 1 -- 7 1 0 3 3 3
2008 TEN 16 75 55 20 1 0 11 7 1 172 24.6 83
2007 TEN 16 54 41 13 0 -- 7 3 0 3 1 3
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 154 1 0 11 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CAR 13 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 TEN 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TEN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 14 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 16 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 -- -- 2 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 16 -- -- 2 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 16 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2007 TEN 16 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 154 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CAR 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 TEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TEN 16 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 154 26 597 23 48 0 18 1 0 1
2016 CAR 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 TEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 16 6 143 23.8 31 0 5 0 0 0
2008 TEN 16 2 32 16 28 0 1 0 0 0
2007 TEN 16 18 422 23.4 48 0 12 1 0 1

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (9/27/16)...Released/injury settlement by Minnesota (9/7/16)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured back by Minnesota (9/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (3/14/16)...Released by Tennessee (2/9/16)...Suspension lifted by NFL (12/2/13)...Suspended as repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players by NFL (11/25/13)...Designated as franchise player by Tennessee (3/5/12)...Selected in the first round (19th overall) of the NFL Draft by Tennessee (4/28/07).

GP/GS
Career (154/139) [2/2]; 2016 (13/6); 2015 (15/14); 2014 (16/16); 2013 (14/14); 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (16/16); 2009 (16/15); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/10) [1/1].

2015
Played in 15 games with 14 starts at free safety for Tennessee...Compiled more than 100 tackles for the fourth consecutive season with 101, which topped all Titans defensive backs...Registered one interception, three passes defensed and one sack...Added three special teams tackles...Inactive with a knee injury versus Atlanta (10/25) and did not start the following week at Houston (11/1)...Vs. Miami (10/18): Snared 25th career interception, picking off Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill...Vs. Carolina (11/15): Sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for a seven-yard loss.

2014
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Finished second on the team with 115 tackles...Collected a career-high three sacks, two interceptions and five passes defensed...Made two special teams tackles...Returned one punt for five yards...At Kansas City (9/7): Ended Chiefs' last possession with interception of quarterback Alex Smith...Vs. Cleveland (10/5): Sacked Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer for a seven-yard loss...Picked off a pass by Hoyer...At Washington (10/19): Dropped Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy for a seven-yard sack...Vs. Houston (10/26): Blitzed Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for a six-yard sack...Vs. New York Giants (12/7): Became the franchise's leader for most career tackles by a safety.

2013
Started 14 games at free safety for Tennessee...Ranked third on the team with 106 tackles to go along with one interception, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Contributed three special teams tackles...Inactive with a quad injury at St. Louis (11/3)...Suspended at Indianapolis (12/1)...Vs. New York Jets (9/29): Played in 100th career game...Vs. Kansas City (10/6): Forced a fumble by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles...At Seattle (10/13): Caused a fumble on a botched field goal attempt by Seahawks holder Chris Maragos that cornerback Jason McCourty recovered and returned 77 yards for a touchdown...Recovered a fumble by Seahawks wide receiver Sydney Rice...Vs. San Francisco (10/20): Suffered an injured quad...At St. Louis (11/3): Had streak of 103 consecutive games played end...At Oakland (11/24): Hit on Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera resulted in a one-game suspension for being a repeat offender of the NFL's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players...Vs. Houston (12/29): Sealed win with an interception of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Texans' final drive.

2012
Started 16 games for Tennessee, opening the first two games at strong safety and the last 14 at free safety...Tied for the team lead with four interceptions, becoming the third player in franchise history to lead or tie for the team lead at least four times...Stood second on the team with 103 tackles...Posted one sack, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles...At San Diego (9/16): Gathered a career-high 18 tackles...Forced a fumble by Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley...Vs. Indianapolis (10/28): Caused a fumble by Colts tight end Dwayne Allen...Blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt by Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri...Intercepted a pass by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the end zone...At Jacksonville (11/25): Sacked Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne for an eight-yard loss...Vs. New York Jets (12/17): Matched career high with two interceptions of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez...Second theft foiled a Jets' scoring threat at the Titans' two-yard line late in the fourth quarter...Vs. Jacksonville (12/30): Picked off a pass by Henne.

2011
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions in addition to breaking up six passes...Placed third on the team with 96 tackles and forced one fumble...Vs. Indianapolis (10/30): Hauled in a tipped pass for an interception of Colts quarterback Curtis Painter...At Buffalo (12/4): Caused a fumble by Bills running back C.J. Spiller...Vs. Jacksonville (12/24): Stopped a Jaguars' scoring opportunity with an interception of quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the end zone.

2010
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Paced the team with four interceptions and was second with a career-high 14 passes defensed...Amassed a career-high 153 tackles, which rated second on the team...Notched two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Accounted for two special teams tackles...HONORS: Selected to second career Pro Bowl...AP All-Pro second-team...PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October...Totaled 41 tackles, four interceptions and six passes defensed as Titans went 3-2 during month...Vs. Oakland (9/12): Recovered a fumble by Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell...At New York Giants (9/26): Forced a fumble by Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw at the Titans' five-yard line...Vs. Denver (10/3): Picked off a pass by Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton...At Dallas (10/10): Thwarted a Cowboys' scoring chance with an interception in the end zone of a pass by quarterback Tony Romo...At Jacksonville (10/18): Intercepted a pass by Jaguars quarterback David Garrard...Vs. Philadelphia (10/24): Tied the second-longest streak in franchise history with an interception in four consecutive games after swiping a pass by Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb...Vs. Houston (12/19): Caused a fumble by Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson...At Indianapolis (1/2): Recovered a fumble by Colts running back Dominic Rhodes.

2009
Played in 16 games with 15 starts at free safety for Tennessee...Finished third on the team with 108 tackles...Produced one sack, one interception, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Accumulated nine special teams tackles...Returned six kickoffs for 143 yards...Did not start versus Indianapolis (10/11) after being injured on the opening kickoff...At Pittsburgh (9/10): With the game tied at 10 and less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, forced a fumble by Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward at the Titans' four-yard line to send the game into overtime...At Jacksonville (10/4): Recovered a fumbled snap by Jaguars quarterback David Garrard...Vs. Jacksonville (11/1): Blocked an extra point attempt by Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee...Caused a fumble by tight end Marcedes Lewis...Vs. Miami (12/20): Recovered a fumble by Dolphins running back Ricky Williams...Set up the game-winning score in overtime by intercepting a pass by Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne...At Seattle (1/3): Sacked Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for a 10-yard loss.

2008
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Ranked second in the NFL with a career-high seven interceptions...Recorded 81 tackles, one sack, 12 passes defensed and one forced fumble...Finished second on the team with 17 special teams tackles...Returned two kickoffs for 32 yards...POSTSEASON: Started AFC Divisional Playoff versus Baltimore (1/10)...Responsible for four tackles...HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl...Vs. Jacksonville (9/7): Corralled first career sack, taking down Jaguars quarterback David Garrard for a four-yard loss...At Cincinnati (9/14): Intercepted a pass by Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer...Vs. Houston (9/21): Established a career high with two interceptions of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub...At Baltimore (10/5): Picked off a pass by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco...At Detroit (11/27): Forced a fumble by Lions wide receiver Shaun McDonald...Vs. Cleveland (12/7): Pilfered Browns quarterback Ken Dorsey for an interception...Vs. Pittsburgh (12/21): Equaled career high with two interceptions of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger...Posted the second most interception return yards in team history with 115...Returned first heist 32 yards to put Titans in position for a touchdown...Scored first career touchdown on an 83-yard interception return.

2007
Drafted in the first round (19th overall) by Tennessee...Played in 16 games with starts in the last 10 at free safety...Logged 49 tackles, three interceptions, eight passes defensed and one forced fumble...Led the team with 16 special teams tackles...Averaged a team-high 23.4 yards on 18 kickoff returns for 422 yards with a long of 48 yards...POSTSEASON: Started AFC Wild Card at San Diego (1/6)...Tallied seven tackles and one pass defensed...Vs. Oakland (10/28): Made first NFL start and responded with five tackles...Vs. Houston (12/2): Victimized Texans quarterback Sage Rosenfels for first career interception...Vs. San Diego (12/9): Intercepted a pass by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers...At Kansas City (12/16): Picked off a pass by Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle, marking third consecutive game with an interception...At Indianapolis (12/30): Forced a fumble by Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne that was recovered by linebacker David Thornton to halt a Colts' drive at the Titans' 20-yard line.

COLLEGE
Two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection at Texas...Played in 50 games with 28 starts...Totaled 364 tackles, four sacks, eight interceptions, 23 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries...Set a Big 12 Conference record and ranked second in NCAA Division I-A history with eight career blocked punts...Led the Longhorns in special teams tackles as a freshman and sophomore and finished first on defense in tackles as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL
Attended Bowie HS in Austin, Texas...Majored in youth and community studies at Texas.
TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (9/27/16)...Released/injury settlement by Minnesota (9/7/16)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured back by Minnesota (9/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (3/14/16)...Released by Tennessee (2/9/16)...Suspension lifted by NFL (12/2/13)...Suspended as repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players by NFL (11/25/13)...Designated as franchise player by Tennessee (3/5/12)...Selected in the first round (19th overall) of the NFL Draft by Tennessee (4/28/07).

GP/GS
Career (154/139) [2/2]; 2016 (13/6); 2015 (15/14); 2014 (16/16); 2013 (14/14); 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (16/16); 2009 (16/15); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/10) [1/1].

2015
Played in 15 games with 14 starts at free safety for Tennessee...Compiled more than 100 tackles for the fourth consecutive season with 101, which topped all Titans defensive backs...Registered one interception, three passes defensed and one sack...Added three special teams tackles...Inactive with a knee injury versus Atlanta (10/25) and did not start the following week at Houston (11/1)...Vs. Miami (10/18): Snared 25th career interception, picking off Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill...Vs. Carolina (11/15): Sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for a seven-yard loss.

2014
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Finished second on the team with 115 tackles...Collected a career-high three sacks, two interceptions and five passes defensed...Made two special teams tackles...Returned one punt for five yards...At Kansas City (9/7): Ended Chiefs' last possession with interception of quarterback Alex Smith...Vs. Cleveland (10/5): Sacked Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer for a seven-yard loss...Picked off a pass by Hoyer...At Washington (10/19): Dropped Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy for a seven-yard sack...Vs. Houston (10/26): Blitzed Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for a six-yard sack...Vs. New York Giants (12/7): Became the franchise's leader for most career tackles by a safety.

2013
Started 14 games at free safety for Tennessee...Ranked third on the team with 106 tackles to go along with one interception, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Contributed three special teams tackles...Inactive with a quad injury at St. Louis (11/3)...Suspended at Indianapolis (12/1)...Vs. New York Jets (9/29): Played in 100th career game...Vs. Kansas City (10/6): Forced a fumble by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles...At Seattle (10/13): Caused a fumble on a botched field goal attempt by Seahawks holder Chris Maragos that cornerback Jason McCourty recovered and returned 77 yards for a touchdown...Recovered a fumble by Seahawks wide receiver Sydney Rice...Vs. San Francisco (10/20): Suffered an injured quad...At St. Louis (11/3): Had streak of 103 consecutive games played end...At Oakland (11/24): Hit on Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera resulted in a one-game suspension for being a repeat offender of the NFL's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players...Vs. Houston (12/29): Sealed win with an interception of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Texans' final drive.

2012
Started 16 games for Tennessee, opening the first two games at strong safety and the last 14 at free safety...Tied for the team lead with four interceptions, becoming the third player in franchise history to lead or tie for the team lead at least four times...Stood second on the team with 103 tackles...Posted one sack, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles...At San Diego (9/16): Gathered a career-high 18 tackles...Forced a fumble by Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley...Vs. Indianapolis (10/28): Caused a fumble by Colts tight end Dwayne Allen...Blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt by Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri...Intercepted a pass by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the end zone...At Jacksonville (11/25): Sacked Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne for an eight-yard loss...Vs. New York Jets (12/17): Matched career high with two interceptions of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez...Second theft foiled a Jets' scoring threat at the Titans' two-yard line late in the fourth quarter...Vs. Jacksonville (12/30): Picked off a pass by Henne.

2011
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions in addition to breaking up six passes...Placed third on the team with 96 tackles and forced one fumble...Vs. Indianapolis (10/30): Hauled in a tipped pass for an interception of Colts quarterback Curtis Painter...At Buffalo (12/4): Caused a fumble by Bills running back C.J. Spiller...Vs. Jacksonville (12/24): Stopped a Jaguars' scoring opportunity with an interception of quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the end zone.

2010
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Paced the team with four interceptions and was second with a career-high 14 passes defensed...Amassed a career-high 153 tackles, which rated second on the team...Notched two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Accounted for two special teams tackles...HONORS: Selected to second career Pro Bowl...AP All-Pro second-team...PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October...Totaled 41 tackles, four interceptions and six passes defensed as Titans went 3-2 during month...Vs. Oakland (9/12): Recovered a fumble by Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell...At New York Giants (9/26): Forced a fumble by Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw at the Titans' five-yard line...Vs. Denver (10/3): Picked off a pass by Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton...At Dallas (10/10): Thwarted a Cowboys' scoring chance with an interception in the end zone of a pass by quarterback Tony Romo...At Jacksonville (10/18): Intercepted a pass by Jaguars quarterback David Garrard...Vs. Philadelphia (10/24): Tied the second-longest streak in franchise history with an interception in four consecutive games after swiping a pass by Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb...Vs. Houston (12/19): Caused a fumble by Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson...At Indianapolis (1/2): Recovered a fumble by Colts running back Dominic Rhodes.

2009
Played in 16 games with 15 starts at free safety for Tennessee...Finished third on the team with 108 tackles...Produced one sack, one interception, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Accumulated nine special teams tackles...Returned six kickoffs for 143 yards...Did not start versus Indianapolis (10/11) after being injured on the opening kickoff...At Pittsburgh (9/10): With the game tied at 10 and less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, forced a fumble by Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward at the Titans' four-yard line to send the game into overtime...At Jacksonville (10/4): Recovered a fumbled snap by Jaguars quarterback David Garrard...Vs. Jacksonville (11/1): Blocked an extra point attempt by Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee...Caused a fumble by tight end Marcedes Lewis...Vs. Miami (12/20): Recovered a fumble by Dolphins running back Ricky Williams...Set up the game-winning score in overtime by intercepting a pass by Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne...At Seattle (1/3): Sacked Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for a 10-yard loss.

2008
Started 16 games at free safety for Tennessee...Ranked second in the NFL with a career-high seven interceptions...Recorded 81 tackles, one sack, 12 passes defensed and one forced fumble...Finished second on the team with 17 special teams tackles...Returned two kickoffs for 32 yards...POSTSEASON: Started AFC Divisional Playoff versus Baltimore (1/10)...Responsible for four tackles...HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl...Vs. Jacksonville (9/7): Corralled first career sack, taking down Jaguars quarterback David Garrard for a four-yard loss...At Cincinnati (9/14): Intercepted a pass by Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer...Vs. Houston (9/21): Established a career high with two interceptions of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub...At Baltimore (10/5): Picked off a pass by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco...At Detroit (11/27): Forced a fumble by Lions wide receiver Shaun McDonald...Vs. Cleveland (12/7): Pilfered Browns quarterback Ken Dorsey for an interception...Vs. Pittsburgh (12/21): Equaled career high with two interceptions of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger...Posted the second most interception return yards in team history with 115...Returned first heist 32 yards to put Titans in position for a touchdown...Scored first career touchdown on an 83-yard interception return.

2007
Drafted in the first round (19th overall) by Tennessee...Played in 16 games with starts in the last 10 at free safety...Logged 49 tackles, three interceptions, eight passes defensed and one forced fumble...Led the team with 16 special teams tackles...Averaged a team-high 23.4 yards on 18 kickoff returns for 422 yards with a long of 48 yards...POSTSEASON: Started AFC Wild Card at San Diego (1/6)...Tallied seven tackles and one pass defensed...Vs. Oakland (10/28): Made first NFL start and responded with five tackles...Vs. Houston (12/2): Victimized Texans quarterback Sage Rosenfels for first career interception...Vs. San Diego (12/9): Intercepted a pass by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers...At Kansas City (12/16): Picked off a pass by Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle, marking third consecutive game with an interception...At Indianapolis (12/30): Forced a fumble by Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne that was recovered by linebacker David Thornton to halt a Colts' drive at the Titans' 20-yard line.

COLLEGE
Two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection at Texas...Played in 50 games with 28 starts...Totaled 364 tackles, four sacks, eight interceptions, 23 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries...Set a Big 12 Conference record and ranked second in NCAA Division I-A history with eight career blocked punts...Led the Longhorns in special teams tackles as a freshman and sophomore and finished first on defense in tackles as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL
Attended Bowie HS in Austin, Texas...Majored in youth and community studies at Texas.
 

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