Welcome to my world: Willie Griffin, RB, Washington

Modified: September 12, 2008 at 9:10 am •  Published: September 12, 2008
The sophomore talks about getting on the field against BYU, playing at Husky Stadium and getting the season turned around after an 0-2 start. With starter Chris Polk lost to injury, Griffin is rising up the depth chart.

It was a chance for me to get my feet wet and experience game-like tempo. It gave me a chance to find out what I can do at the college level. I just had to take advantage of the experience, and it felt good.

The adrenaline was going, and my heart was beating fast. I had been knocking at the door, and now the door was opened. I just had to go out there and stay humble, stay poised, keep my confidence up and do what I do best: run hard. The fans just made it that much more spectacular. As a redshirt last year I'd always seen the environment of Husky Stadium, but I'd never be on the field. So it was special.

It was a big game. You have to go out there and be productive, but also know your role. If you know your role you can go out and line up against any team and be the runner that you are and make plays for the team. That kept running through my head. It was a ranked BYU team, but at the same time we know our ability and how we can move the ball.

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