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The Road to Success – Kolby Griffin, DB, Austin Wild

Defensive back Kolby Griffin is hoping to earn a shot in the NFL.

The Road to Success by Justin Kelm

Down, set, hut. The year was 2018 and I was a member of the Houston Ducks. Defensive Back Kolby Griffin shined both on and off the field.

The story begins many years ago in Houston, Texas. Griffin hails from St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas. During his time with the Panthers he shined both inside the classroom and on the football field.

After his time in High School, he made his way to Fort Worth, Texas where he played for the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University.

Griffin played at TCU before transferring to Kentucky State.

In 2015, Griffin transferred from Texas Christian University to Kentucky State University In Frankfort, Kentucky.

While with the Thoroughbreds, Griffin had a stand out game against Central State, which included scoring a touchdown on a blocked punt recovery. In 2016 Griffin participated in the Dream Bowl in Virginia. During this game, he showed to the scouts present his ability. In the game, he complied a few tackles and left his mark on the game. Flash forward now to 2019.

Griffin signed with the Austin Wild of the International Arena Football League. This was Griffin’s first taste of playing professional football. During his time with the Wild, Griffin made highlight plays including one in which he sent an opponent over the boards. He finished the season successfully and without injury. Griffin is currently training in Houston and looks forward to his next opportunity.

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