Quentin Griffin enters his first season as Blinn College’s running backs coach after spending one season as the running backs coach at the University of Northern Iowa.
Before starting a career as a football coach, Griffin spent seven seasons playing professional football, including four in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
Griffin was a football star at Nimitz High School before playing for the University of Oklahoma. He started for the Sooners for three seasons and helped lead Oklahoma to a national championship in 2000. He finished his college career at Oklahoma with 5,275 all-purpose yards and 3,938 rushing yards from 1999-2002. He remains No. 6 among all-time Sooner rushers and ranks fourth in school history in all-purpose yards. In 2002, he was nominated for the Heisman Trophy after totaling 1,884 yards on 287 carries for 15 touchdowns and placing second in the league for rushing. He also was named to the All-Big 12 first team and Big 12 All-Academic team that year.
Griffin was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 11th pick of the fourth round (108th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft. He appeared in 16 games, including five starts, in his first two seasons with the Broncos. In 2004, he set the franchise record for most rushing yards in a season opener with a career-high 156 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.