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Getting to Know Sean Griffin
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Sean Griffin
Fifth-year Senior
Long Snapper


Michigan fifth/senior long snapper Sean Griffin has started every game since his senior year, snapping on all punts and kicks. Griffin's career highlights include recovering a fumble on punt coverage against Illinois in 2007 to set up the game-winning touchdown. The movement science major has been instrumental in the success of Michigan's punting and kicking game, helping kicker K.C. Lopata and punter Zoltan Mesko continue to perform at the top of the conference.

Full name (Nickname): Sean Griffin (Griff)
I can't live without: my family and friends
After my football career, I hope to: coach football at my high school
Person who had the biggest influence of my life: my parents
Most impressive person I've ever met or know: my parents
The most famous person I've met is: Chuck Liddell (at the Super Bowl)
Person in history I'd most like to meet: Muhammad Ali
Best advice I ever received was (by whom): finish school (my parents)
My advice to young kids: get good grades and follow your dreams
When I was growing up, I never thought I would: play football at Michigan
Hobbies and leisure activities: fishing
When I have free time I like To: relax

Pre-game ritual: stay up late Thursday to get a good night sleep on Friday
Superstitions (for a game): only talk to one person on the phone and eat the same meal
My SportsCenter highlight is: recovering a fumble against Illinois
In a football game, someday I'd like to: score a touchdown
If I was to play another sport, it would be: hockey
When I want to get way from football I: fish
When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Barry Sanders
The greatest football game I ever played in was (explain): The Capitol One Bowl
The best football advice I ever received was (by whom): never give up -- from my parents

Favorites

Food: cheeseburger
Breakfast cereal: Raisin Bran
Late night snack: chips
Cartoon/TV show growing up: The Simpsons
TV channel: MTV
TV show: Rob and Big or The Family Guy
Musician or music group: Lil Wayne
Actor: Will Smith
Sports hero: Barry Sanders and Muhammad Ali
Cartoon character: Peter Griffin
Video game: NCAA Football
Pet: dog
Car: Phantom
Class at U-M: Anatomy
Professor: Scott McLean (Division of Kinesiology)


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