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All-State 2008: Delans Griffin (Punter)

By Matt Patterson Modified: December 28, 2008 at 1:35 am •  Published: December 23, 2008
Clinton running back Delans Griffin isn't satisfied with his team's 10-3 record t his past season, and he's just as unhappy about the time he missed because of an injury.

Griffin rushed for 1,962 yards, but didn't play in three games. Still, his numbers are impressive and he also scored 33 touchdowns averaging over 11 yards per carry.

“We had what most people would consider a good season, but it's not something we're satisfied with,” he said.

Griffin will have one more year to find satisfaction. He thinks he can only get better with another summer in the weight room. He's already strong for his position.

“I'm pretty fast, faster than most people on the field,” he said. “You have to be strong to be a tailback. I can bench 265 pounds but I can get stronger.”

To that end, Griffin has already started his off-season conditioning. He doesn't want to fall short of 2,000 yards again or a state championship. Clinton made it to the Class 3A semi-finals before losing a 34-31 heartbreaker to Seq. Claremore.

“We have to get better as a team and I have to get better as a running back,” he said. “I want to win state. I want to show the other people coming."


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