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#19 Darion Griswold
Position: TE
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Dumas, Ark.
High School: Dumas
Experience: Redshirt
Darion Griswold Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 07/28/2011

2015:  John Mackey Award Watch List . . . Phil Steele’s Second Team Preseason All-Sun Belt . . . Athlon Sports Fourth Team Preseason All-Sun Belt . . . 705 career receiving yards are the most by an A-State tight end since David Johnson recorded 760 from 2005-08, while his 52 receptions are the most since Trevor Gillott posted 59 from 2006-09 . . . Seven receiving touchdowns are two shy of the eighth most in school history by any player regardless of position.

2014:  John Mackey Award Watch List . . . CFPA Tight End Trophy Watch List . . . College Football Performance Awards national Honorable Mention Tight End of the Week (Sept. 22) . . . College Sports Madness Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Preseason Second Team All-Sun Belt . . . Also a preseason Second Team All-SBC selection by Phil Steele’s, Athlon Sports, Lindy’s and College Sports Madness . . . Four touchdown receptions were the most in the Sun Belt by a tight end, while 18 receptions tied the fourth most and 221 yards were the fifth most . . . Caught at least one pass in nine games and had multiple receptions in seven, including four for 68 yards against Utah State -- both season highs . . . All four touchdown receptions came in separate games, including Montana State, Georgia State, Appalachian State and Toledo (GoDaddy Bowl) . . . Played in all 13 games, including 11 as a starter . . . Athletic Director’s Honor Roll member.

2013:  Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Two-time CFPA national Honorable Mention Tight End of the Week . . . Ranked second in the Sun Belt in both receptions per game and receiving yards per game among tight ends . . . Recorded 24 receptions for 312 yards (13.0 yards per reception) and three touchdowns . . . 24 receptions are the most by an A-State tight end since 2009 and 312 receiving yards were the most since 2008 . . . Ranked fourth on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns . . .Caught at least one pass in all but one game, including a career-tying five against both Auburn and Idaho . . . Posted a career-high 89 receiving yards against Idaho . . . Recorded a career-high two receiving touchdowns in one game . . . Also heavily involved in A-State’s blocking game for rushing offense ranked No. 24 in the nation . . . Phil Steele’s preseason Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection.

2012:  Played in 12 games, including one as a starter (Florida International) as a redshirt freshman . . . One of eight ASU player to record double-figure receptions, finishing the year with 10 catches for 172 yards and a 17.2 average per reception, the third highest on the team . . . Caught at least one pass in six games, including a season-high three against both FIU and Kent State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl . . . Also recorded a season-high 54 yards against the Golden Flashes with his longest reception going for 24 yards . . . Longest catch of the year covered 29 yards against FIU.

2011:  Redshirted and participated on the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Four-year varsity letterman . . . Arkansas Activities Association Class 4A All-State selection in 2010 . . . Senior season posted 95 rushing attempts for 772 yards and 15 touchdowns . . . Completed 74 of 143 passes for 1,785 yards and 19 touchdowns, while also recording four receptions for 149 yards and two touchdowns . . . All-conference selection as a senior . . . 2-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . 2-star recruit by Scout.com and ranked as the No. 120 quarterback in the nation by the website . . . Helped lead Dumas to a 9-3 record and a No. 10 state ranking by Hootens.com . . . A two-sport star at Dumas, Griswold has been highly recruited as a basketball player as well . . . All-state and all-conference basketball player . . . National Honor Society . . . American Legion Student of the Month . . . Also recruited by Louisiana Tech, North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette, among others.

PERSONAL:  Born Dec. 23, 1992 . . . Son of Michelle Griswold . . . Has one brother, Kavion Beavers

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