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September 13, 1976
Archie Griffin does not stand out in a crowd. In fact, the 5'7�" Griffin is often hidden by the kids besieging him for autographs. But Cincinnati has big plans for the little man; the Bengals expect Griffin to fill one of the running back positions where 10 different players started last season. Griffin, of course, is the only man ever to win the Heisman Trophy twice. He ran with discipline at Ohio State, employing his good instincts and taking what blockers gave him—and a little extra. What the Bengals would like from Griffin are about 10 of the 34 100-yard games he had for Woody Hayes. Despite his impressive credentials, Griffin was only the 24th pick of the first round of the draft. The Bengals even selected Wide Receiver Billy Brooks before Griffin. So the question remains: Is Archie Griffin big enough for the pros? If he isn't, Cincinnati still does not have a running game.
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September 13, 1976

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Archie Griffin does not stand out in a crowd. In fact, the 5'7�" Griffin is often hidden by the kids besieging him for autographs. But Cincinnati has big plans for the little man; the Bengals expect Griffin to fill one of the running back positions where 10 different players started last season. Griffin, of course, is the only man ever to win the Heisman Trophy twice. He ran with discipline at Ohio State, employing his good instincts and taking what blockers gave him—and a little extra. What the Bengals would like from Griffin are about 10 of the 34 100-yard games he had for Woody Hayes. Despite his impressive credentials, Griffin was only the 24th pick of the first round of the draft. The Bengals even selected Wide Receiver Billy Brooks before Griffin. So the question remains: Is Archie Griffin big enough for the pros? If he isn't, Cincinnati still does not have a running game.

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