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36 AJ Griffin
AJ  Griffin


El Cajon, CA

High School:
Grossmont HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215




Toreros have great Season in MLB

Sammy Solis, AJ Griffin and Kris Bryant all helped lead their teams to the MLB playoffs in 2016.


Brigman Tabbed a Freshman All-American

Bryson Brigman was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.


Brigman Named to Team USA

Bryson Brigman has been named to the roster of Team USA for the summer.


Toreros Prep for WCC Tournament

USD will take on LMU in game one at 3 p.m. Thursday.


Baseball Heads to LBSU and UCR this week

USD will close out regular-season with a pair of road games this week.

JUNIOR (2009): Appeared in 17 games, making nine starts...became a weekly starters once conference play began...posted an 8-3 record, had three saves and posted an ERA of 3.33 ERA...named first-team All-WCC...set career-highs for a season in wins (8), strikeouts (85), and innings pitched (81.0)...In eight relief appearances, fanned 27 batters and posted a 2.45 ERA (6er/22ip)...established a 6-2 record in his nine starts, striking out 58 and walking 21 in 59 ip...made his first career start on 3/21 against Brown, pitching 5.0 innings while allowing one earned run and striking out five in the winning decision...finished the season in stylish fashion, on three days rest, allowed no runs and struck out seven against No. 1 UC Irvine in a no decision (5/13).

SOPHOMORE (2008): Made 29 appearances as the Toreros closer...posted a team best 1.96 ERA in 46.0 innings of work....set the program single-season record with 14 saves on the season...became the all-time leader in career saves with 25... named first-team All-WCC...was named a Louisville Slugger third-team All-American...helped the team win the WCC regular-season championship and advance to the championship game of the Long Beach Regional...helped the team post a program-best 16-game winning streak...allowed nine earned runs and 11 walks while striking out 41 batters on the season...held opponents to a .199 batting average...picked up one save after 2.0 innings of work and five strikeouts against Fresno State (2/29/08)...Allowed only one hit in 2.2 innings to pick up his 12th save against UCLA (5/6/08).

FRESHMAN (2007): Made a team-leading 34 appearances while serving as USD's closer...helped team win the WCC regular-season Championship...helped Toreros achieve a program-best No. 4 national ranking... named first-team All-WCC ...named freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, and a record of 6-2 with an ERA of 2.70 and recorded 11 saves, to place him second at USD in single-season saves...had his longest outing in a win against San Diego State allowing one run on one hit while striking out a career-high seven in 6.0 innings of work (3/11/07)...allowed two runs on five hits, while striking out five in a win against USC (2/10/07)...allowed no runs on one hit while striking out five in a win against Virginia Commonwealth (2/18/07).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in baseball while playing at nearby Grossmont High School and for coach Rob a sophomore he posted a 5-2 record with an ERA of a junior posted an 8-3 record with a 1.99 ERA, posted 85 strikeouts in 67 innings of work en route to being selected as the San Diego Division II Pitcher of the a senior posted a 11-3 record with a 1.49 ERA, while also picking up 110 strikeouts in 91 innings of work en route to being named the San Diego Section Player of the Year for Division II.

PERSONAL: Arthur Joseph Griffin was born on Jan. 28, the son of Tim and Kathy Griffin...was also recruited by Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Arizona State and Arizona...chose to attend USD because of the campus, academics and because of the excellent baseball program...plans to major in fluent in Spanish and enjoys playing the guitar in his spare time.

Video Thumbnail Building a Home in Mexico
One day, seven student-athletes, impact for a lifetime
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Final Series
Toreros end their season against No. 2 Oregon State
Video Thumbnail Celebration of Excellence Recap
Toreros dress to impress for the end of year banquet
Video Thumbnail It's Tricky
San Diego Athletics' staff makes home made version of Run DMC's hit song
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Lip Sync
12 sports teams show off some skills in a new genre
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Blooper Reel
What it sometimes takes to get that perfect shot
Video Thumbnail All Sport Highlights 2017-18
17 sports - infinite highlights
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Day in the Life with Jay Schuyler
The real-life baseball experience
Video Thumbnail Golf: WCC's
Inside look at WCC competition
Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis: Sweep
San Diego defeat Pepperdine 4-0
Video Thumbnail Softball: The Win
Toreros defeat Saint Mary's in weekend series
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Tuber
Coach Scholl introduces "Tuber" - the on campus Torero Uber
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Barista Scholl
Coach Scholl gets students ready for class by helping out at Aromas Cafe
Video Thumbnail Football: Pro Day
Toreros submit their resumes to the NFL scouts
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Portland State Win
Toreros move on to next round in CIT
Video Thumbnail Football 2018: Spring Game
Toreros play spring football game for family and friends
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Toreros vs. Aztecs
USD take on cross-town rival SDSU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Post Season Run
USD vs. Hartford highlights
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Championship Game
Toreros end the 2018 season against Gonzaga in the WCC finals.
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Semifinals
Women's win send them to the championship game
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals
Toreros close out 2018 season against BYU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: "Off Day"
Toreros prepare for the WCC quarterfinals against BYU
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinal Highlights
USD defeats BYU in quarterfinal of WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Day in the Life with Myah Pace
Freshman guard knows how to prep for a win
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Vegas Bound
Toreros travel to Vegas for the WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Defeating No. 4 Arkansas
Toreros edge out top five team
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Rock the House
Toreros played No. 6 Gonzaga in a fight to the last minute
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Day in the Life
Guard Olin Carter III knows the games starts long before tip-off
Video Thumbnail Winter Saturday
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
Video Thumbnail Baseball: For the Love of the Game
Baseball celebrates 60 years
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
Julie Foudy spoke to student-athletes and guests for National Women in Sports Day
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
Video Thumbnail Women's Rowing: Day in the Life
Senior Lizzie Bader shows how three-a-day practices are done
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
Video Thumbnail Men's Rowing: Winter Camp 2018
There are plenty perks to being the early bird
Video Thumbnail 60 Years of USD Baseball
Milestones on the road to Omaha
Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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