TE Griffin shows he's more than a receiver 

September, 3, 2012
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ROSENBERG, Texas -- At 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, possessing speed and exceptional leaping ability, it's easy to classify Rosenberg (Texas) Terry receiver Derrick Griffin as merely a big time pass catcher.

But as he showed in the Rangers' 59-35 win over League City (Texas) Clear Falls on Saturday, Griffin can do something else pretty well: block downfield.

Derrick Griffin
Sam Khan Jr./ESPN.comTight end Derrick Griffin says he's "75 percent" committed to Texas A&M.
Griffin, who is No. 29 in the ESPN 150 and is rated as the No. 1 tight end in the nation, used his large frame to block at the line of scrimmage and downfield to help fuel teammate Eugene Wright's huge rushing day of 242 yards and four touchdowns, a day in which Terry saw starting quarterback Antoine Arboleda go down with an arm injury.

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