Player Profile: Tanner Griffin, men’s football


Tanner Griffin

Tanner Griffin, starting quarterback for the SWOSU football team, is the middle child in a family of five, and he grew up in Bixby, OK. He is in his fourth year of studying Parks and Recreation Management with hopes to become a fireman after college.

Griffin began his collegiate career playing baseball at Oklahoma State University, before being injured. His injury led to him transferring to play baseball at another university, but eventually, Griffin switched sports to play football.

Griffin said he thought baseball was what he was going to do for a long time, but he grew up playing both sports, favoring whichever sport was in season.

“They both meant the world to me,” said Griffin about which sport he preferred growing up. “I’m glad I’m playing football now.”

“It’s been a really long journey,” Griffin replied when asked about his path to SWOSU. “This is my fourth college.”

“Taking what people have done before this team and build off of it,” said Griffin about what SWOSU means to him. “It’s like a family here.”

Griffin said he felt like he was more like a lead-by-example leader rather than a vocal leader.