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While he's still plenty fast, the former track star has proven he can throw the football.
Griffin is the school's career passing leader, with 10,366 yards, 78 touchdowns and only 17 interceptions. His 2,254 yards and 33 TDs rushing are records for a Bears quarterback. Those are among 54 records he broke or tied in 41 games at Baylor, which matched a school record with 10 wins last season.
Before he had played his first football game at Baylor, Griffin was already a Big 12 champion in the 400-meter hurdles, then finished third in the NCAA meet and participated in the U.S. Olympic trials in that event. He was a 17-year-old freshman after graduating high school early.
Griffin worked extensively with quarterback consultant Terry Shea to prepare for the combine. The dual-threat quarterback will return to Arizona to keep tuning up for his more scripted pro day in three weeks.
The interviews at the combine gave Griffin his long-awaited chance to tell NFL teams about Baylor's potent spread-formation offense which he felt people misunderstood because of his impressive video game-like numbers.
"I was able to show them that we don't run a simple spread offense, that we do have pro aspect tied within our offense," he said. "And my football IQ is high."
Among the teams he interviewed with were Miami, Washington, Minnesota and Kansas City. He said all went well, including his talk with Indianapolis executives trying to decide what to do with franchise quarterback Peyton Manning and that top pick.
"I had them laughing in there as well," he said. "I was excited to go in there. You would think that meeting would be a little bit more stressful because of the weight that's held behind it, but it wasn't stressful at all. You just go in there and be yourself.
"If they like you, they like you," he said. "If they don't and decide to go a different way, that's just the nature of the game."
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