Travis Griffith
Travis Griffith
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Staunton, Va.

High School:
Robert E. Lee H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 255

Position:
DE

WORTH NOTING: Honors candidate ... two-year returning starter at defensive end ... joins Thomas Jones and Noel LaMontagne as one of Virginia's 1999 tri-captains ... excels in getting to the quarterback ... valuable member of Cavalier defensive unit that finished second in the ACC with 36 quarterback sacks in 1998 ... top returning tackler among Virginia's defensive linemen with 40 tackles in 1998 ... had five tackles, two for losses including a quarterback sack, in the 1999 spring game ... three-year letter winner ... competing this fall as a first-year graduate student.

AT VIRGINIA: 1998-Provided an outstanding complement to first-team All-American Patrick Kerney at the other defensive end position ... second among UVa's defensive linemen behind Kerney with 40 tackles, despite missing three regular season games due to injury ... totaled five tackles for loss, including three quarterback sacks ... seven quarterback pressures tied for third on the squad ...played in eight regular season games, starting seven (all but North Carolina) ... also started against Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... a knee injury forced him to miss the Duke game, while he missed the Wake Forest and Florida State games with a dislocated elbow ... registered a season-high seven tackles against Maryland and N.C. State ... had his first sack of the season against Georgia Tech, in a four-tackle performance ... also caused a fumble in that game ... had six tackles, including two sacks, in the regular-season finale against Virginia Tech as the Cavaliers erased a 22-point halftime deficit and won 36-32 ... had two tackles in the Peach Bowl ... earned his third letter. 1997-Started 10 of 11 games at defensive end ... played but did not start against North Carolina ... recorded 43 total tackles (17 solo, 26 assists) ... had eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including six quarterback sacks ... posted a career-high eight tackles, including a sack for a loss of six yards, against Georgia Tech ... also recovered a fumble against the Yellow Jackets ... registered six tackles against Duke ... had two tackles for losses in that game, including a quarterback sack for a loss of 12 yards ... made his first career start in Virginia's season opener against Auburn ... was in on four tackles, including two sacks for losses totaling 22 yards ... also had a sack in Cavalier road victories over Clemson and Maryland ... broke up three passes against Florida State ... earned his second letter. 1996-Appeared in 10 regular season games and the Carquest Bowl as a reserve defensive end ... backed up starting defensive end Jon Harris ... did not play against Clemson due to an injury ... recorded 18 tackles (five solo, 13 assists) ... had two quarterback sacks for a combined loss of 28 yards ... caused fumbles on both of his sacks and Virginia recovered the fumble each time ... also broke up a pass (vs. Wake Forest) ... recorded three tackles, including a sack for a loss of 11 yards, against Florida State ... had three tackles each in games against Maryland and Virginia Tech ... had two tackles and a sack for a 17-yard loss against Central Michigan ... had a tackle for a three-yard loss against Wake Forest ... credited with four solo tackles, including one for a one-yard loss, against Miami in the Carquest Bowl ... lettered. 1995-Red-shirted ... did not play in a game but dressed against William & Mary, N.C. State, Duke and Virginia Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year football letter winner for coach Walt Sherwin at Robert E. Lee High School ... All-America selection by Blue Chip Illustrated at defensive end ... two-time All-State, All-Valley District, All-City/County and All-Region selection ... named All-City/County Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... rated one of the top 25 football prospects in the state of Virginia as selected by the Roanoke Times and by the Charlottesville Daily Progress/Lynchburg News ... team captain ... also competed in track and field ... placed third in the state in the shot put with a mark of 54' 6 1/2".

PERSONAL: Christopher Travis Griffith ... born 4-6-77 in Blacksburg, Va. ... son of Mike and Terry Griffith ... has one sister, Michelle (26) ... father was an All-America football player at Emory & Henry ... named a 1994-95 Senior Scholar Athlete at Robert E. Lee High School ... participates in the Buddy Program at Charlottesville's Greer Elementary School ... received his undergraduate degree in anthropology in May of 1999.

GRIFFITH DEFENSIVELY


                                 Tot      For              Fum  Fum  Pass     Blk

Year    Games Plays Solo Assists Tackles  Loss     QBS     Rec  Cau  Brk  Int Kick

1996    10    250   5    13      18      *3/-31    2/-28   0    2    1    0   0

1997    11    611   17   26      43      *8/-57   +6/-51   1    0    3    0   0

1998    8     360   18   22      40      *5/-28   +3/-18   0    1    0    0   0

Career  29    1221  40   61      101     *16/-116 +11/-97  1    3    4    0   0

* - includes sacks + - includes shared sacks

GRIFFITH CAREER TACKLES


Game-By-Game

1996 Opp. U-A-Tot. TFL# Other Cent. Mich. 1-1-2 1/-17 QBS, FC Maryland 0-3-3 0 @Wake Forest 1-0-1 1/-3 PBU Texas 0-1-1 0 @Ga. Tech 0-1-1 0 N.C. State 0-2-2 0 @Florida State 2-1-3 1/-11 QBS, FC @Duke 0-1-1 0 Clemson DNP North Carolina 0-1-1 0 @Va. Tech 1-2-3 0 Miami*** 4-0-4 1/-1

1997 Opp. U-A-Tot. TFL# Other Auburn 3-1-4 2/-22 2 QBS Richmond 1-4-5 1/-3 @North Carolina 2-2-4 0 Wake Forest 1-2-3 0 @Clemson 2-1-3 1/-6 QBS Duke 2-4-6 2/-15 QBS Florida State 1-2-3 0 3 PBU @Maryland 1-0-1 1/-5 QBS Georgia Tech 3-5-8 1/-6 QBS, FR @N.C. State 1-3-4 0 Virginia Tech 0-2-2 0

1998 Opp. U-A-Tot. TFL# Other @Auburn 1-4-5 0 Maryland 3-4-7 1/-7 Clemson 1-3-4 0 @Duke INJ San Jose State 4-1-5 0 @Georgia Tech 2-2-4 1/-4 QBS, FC N.C. State 2-5-7 0 @Wake Forest INJ @Florida State INJ North Carolina 1-1-2 0 @Virginia Tech 4-2-6 3/-17 2 QBS Georgia^^^ 2-0-2 0

^^^ - Peach Bowl *** - Carquest Bowl # - Includes quarterback sacks

GRIFFITH CAREER HIGHS


(Does not include Bowl Games)

Solo Tackles: 4 vs. San Jose State, 10-3-98 Virginia Tech, 11-28-98 Ast. Tackles: 5 vs. Georgia Tech, 11-8-97 N.C. State, 10-24-98 Total Tackles: 8 vs. Georgia Tech, 11-8-97 QBS: 2 vs. Auburn, 9-4-97 Virginia Tech, 11-28-98 TFL: 3 vs. Virginia Tech, 11-28-98