Dean Griffing

#57      6-2  
     230     Sr.
Plano, Ill. (Aurora Christian)

Career: Dean earned first-team All-American honors from USA Football Network and honorable preseason All-American accolades from Beyond Sports Network this preseason.
2012: First-team all-HCAC selection...ranked second in the conference in sacks and tackles-for-loss...named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week after setting career highs with 14 tackles and 4.5 tackles-for-loss in the overtime win over Mount St. Joseph...had 10 solo hits and two sacks against Mount St. Joseph...started the season with a career-best 2.5 sacks against Kalamazoo...added two sacks at Hanover and 1.5 sacks in the Manchester game...had nine tackles, including eight solo hits, against Bluffton...recorded two quarterback hurries against Defiance.
2011: Honorable mention all-league honoree after tallying 26 tackles, nine tackles-for-loss and two sacks in seven contests...had a career-high eight tackles against Kalamazoo...added seven solo stops and recovered one fumble against Hanover.
2010: Appeared in nine games with 10 tackles and three tackles-for-loss...had five tackles and three solo hits at Defiance.
At Rose-Hulman: Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member.
Prep Career: Three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track... all-area with school record 8.5 sacks in 2009...academic all-state.
Personal: Mechanical engineering major.