Archie Griffin Stepping Down As Head Of OSU Alumni Association

Former Ohio State University football player and president and CEO of the Alumni Association, Archie Griffin, is stepping down after 11 years.

In a video released on Youtube, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, Griffin said he felt it was time to step down as head of the association.

Griffin continued to say he will continue to attend numerous events hosted by Ohio State University.

“It is time for me to being writing a new chapter with my wife Bonita. It is time for me to begin writing a new chapter with my wife, Bonita, with the continued blessings of good health and mind. Thank you to Buckeye Nation for all of the support you have given me and love you have shown me over the years,” said Griffin in the video.

According to a release from the university, Griffin will take a part-time role as a senior advisor within the university’s Office of Advancement.

“I am thrilled that Archie will continue his legacy of leadership at Ohio State while having the flexibility to spend more time with his loving family,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. “He has been a tireless champion of the university, and I am grateful that he will continue to serve in such an important way.”

Griffin has led the Ohio State Alumni Association since 2004. Prior to that, he served for 20 years in the university’s Department of Athletics. He earned his degree in industrial relations in 1976. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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