During his seven-year career in the National Football League, Rich Griffith was a 6'5", 260 lb. tight end and long snapper. He played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995-2000. Griffith signed with the Jaguars in January, 1995 as a veteran free agent after spending the 1993 and early 1994 seasons with the New England Patriots. He was voted Fellowship of Christian Athletes "Athlete of the Year" in 1995 and was nominated for the NFL "True Value Man of the Year" in 1996 and the "Byron White Humanitarian Award" in 1997.
Griffith was selected by New England in the fifth round of the 1993 NFL draft following a collegiate career with the University of Arizona. As a four year starter for the Wildcats, Griffith caught 26 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns. He was named to the All Pac-10 team following his senior year.
Griffith graduated with a B.A. degree in Communications from the University of Arizona in May, 1993. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and attended Catalina High School where he played football, basketball and track. Rich and his wife Keri have three children- Kate, Benjamin and Lily.