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Lideatrick Griffin

Lideatrick Griffin
No. 81 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Wide receiver/Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (2001-01-23) January 23, 2001 (age 23)
Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Philadelphia
(Philadelphia, Mississippi)
College:Mississippi State (2020–2023)
Undrafted:2024
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards

Lideatrick Shurmun Griffin (born January 23, 2001) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Early life and high school

Griffin attended Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where he played on both sides of the ball for the football team. On offense he caught 117 passes for 1,968 yards and 17 touchdowns, while also adding 1,035 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground, and one passing touchdown. On defense he totalled 38 tackles with two being for a loss, two pass deflections, and four interceptions.[1] Griffin committed to play college football at Mississippi State over other schools such as Auburn, Tennessee, and Memphis.[2]

College career

In the 2020 Armed Forces Bowl, Griffin had a standout performance, returning four kicks for 138 yards, including taking the opening kickoff 57 yards, and catching two passes for 17 yards and the game-winning touchdowns, helping Mississippi State defeat Tulsa 28–26. For his performance, Griffin was named the MVP of the game.[3][4] Griffin finished the 2020 season with ten receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown, and seven kick returns for 261 yards.[5] In week two of the 2021 season, he returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, as he helped the Bulldogs beat NC State.[6] Griffin finished the 2021 season with 26 receptions for 269 yards, he also returned 15 kicks for 459 yards and a touchdown.[7]

In week four of the 2022 season, Griffin caught a nine-yard touchdown reception in a win over Bowling Green.[8] In week ten, Griffin returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and hauled in a 57-yard reception as he helped the Bulldogs defeat Auburn 39–33 in overtime. For his performance, he was named the co-SEC special teams player of the week.[9] In week twelve, Griffin hauled in four receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns, as he helped Mississippi State blowout East Tennessee State 56–7.[10][11] He finished the 2022 season with 42 receptions for 502 yards and four touchdowns, while also returning 19 kicks for 613 yards and a touchdown.[12] Griffin was named first team all-SEC as a returner.[13] Griffin was also named a first team All-American as a returner by FWAA.[14][15] Griffin was named preseason second-team all-SEC ahead of the 2023 season as an all-purpose back and third team as a returner.[16][17] Griffin was also named a preseason All-American.[18][19] Griffin would also be named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list, which is give to the nation's most versatile player.[20]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
181 lb
(82 kg)
30+58 in
(0.78 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.43 s 1.55 s 2.58 s 4.32 s 7.00 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[21][22]

Griffin signed with the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2024.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Lideatrick Griffin Football Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  2. ^ Jones, Paul. "2020 Four Star Lideatrick Griffin Commits to Mississippi State". 247Sports. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  3. ^ Swogetinsky, Steve. "Former Tornado Griffin scored State's final TD, named MVP". The Neshoba Democrat. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  4. ^ Horka, Tyler. "4 takeaways as Mississippi State football win in Armed Forces Bowl vs Tulsa ends in brawl". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  5. ^ "Lideatrick Griffin 2020 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  6. ^ Kostka, Andy. "Watch: Lideatrick Griffin's electric 100-yard kickoff return TD to open game for Mississippi State football". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  7. ^ "Lideatrick Griffin 2021 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  8. ^ Krajisnik, Stefan. "Caleb Ducking, Lideatrick Griffin shine as Mississippi State football routs Bowling Green". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  9. ^ Froyd, Crissy. "Mississippi State football: WR Lideatrick "Tulu" Griffin named SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  10. ^ "Mississippi St. sets records, blasts East Tennessee St. 56-7". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  11. ^ Jones, Paul. "Inside the Numbers: Mississippi State-East Tennessee State halftime stats". 247Sports. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  12. ^ "Lideatrick Griffin 2022 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  13. ^ DeRosa, Theo. "Emmanuel Forbes, Lideatrick Griffin among four Mississippi State players named to coaches all-SEC team". The Dispatch. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  14. ^ "Forbes, Griffin Collect More All-America Honors". Picayune Item. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  15. ^ "FWAA, Goodyear Cotton Bowl unveil 2022 All-America Team". Sports Writer Net. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  16. ^ Sandle, Justice. "Mississippi State Football: Three Bulldogs Earn Preseason All-SEC Honors". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  17. ^ "Preseason Football Media Poll, All-SEC Team announced". SEC. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  18. ^ Froyd, Crissy. "Mississippi State Football: WR Lideatrick 'Tulu' Griffin Named To ESPN Preseason All-America Team". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  19. ^ Silverstein, Adam. "2023 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan lead with most honorees". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  20. ^ James, Colin. "Mississippi State WR Lideatrick 'Tulu' Griffin Named To 2023 Paul Hornung Award Watchlist". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  21. ^ "Lideatrick Griffin Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  22. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Lideatrick Griffin College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  23. ^ "Raiders announce undrafted free agents". Raiders.com. April 27, 2024.
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