Griffin appointed president of Ohio State alumni association

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 25, 2003

COLUMBUS - Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, was appointed president of Ohio State's alumni association on Tuesday.

Griffin had been an associate athletic director at his alma mater. He will leave that position and take over the association on Jan. 1, association spokeswoman Linda Crossley said. He will replace Dan Heinlen, who is retiring Dec. 31 after 30 years in charge of the organization.

''What attracted me to the position was my passion for Ohio State,'' Griffin said.

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Griffin won the Heisman in 1974 and 1975 and owns the Ohio State record for rushing yards with 5,589. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten Conference title in each of his four seasons (1972-75).

He played eight seasons in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the Ohio State athletic department in 1985.

The university's alumni association is a dues-supported organization with more than 123,000 members.