Archie Griffin to make appearance for DICK’S Sporting Goods store opening in Springfield

Archie Griffin (45), Ohio State running back carries for College All-Stars as Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Steve Furness begins to bring him down in the second quarter of the All Star game at Chicago's Soldier Field July 23, 1976. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

SPRINGFIELD, OH (WDTN) – Former running back and the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin will make a Springfield appearance Oct. 30.

He’ll help open the DICKS’S Sporting Goods newest location in Clark County. The three-day celebration will feature product giveaways, product demonstrations by industry experts and experiential activities for attendees of all ages to enjoy, according to a press release from the store.

It’ll be held at 1690 N. Bechtle Avenue in Springfield from Friday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 30 — where Griffin will make his appearance, from 2-4 p.m.

Guests in line early will get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker at 7:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the release.

The first 100 people in line on Friday receive a free Adidas Go-To Performance T-Shirt and the first 100 adults in line on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free mystery gift card ranging in value from $5 to $500, with one person winning the $500 card each day, according to the release. 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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