November 23, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It isn't easy being the son of an icon.
Yet Ohio State's Adam Griffin seems comfortable in his skin and with his relationship with his father, Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy.
The younger Griffin is a backup cornerback for the 14th-ranked Buckeyes, who take on Central Florida on Saturday. He is coming off a season-opener against Miami (Ohio) in which he earned special teams player of the week honors from coach Urban Meyer.
He wasn't pushed into the sport by his dad, although Adam and his two brothers were encouraged to play sports of any kind for the lessons learned and the discipline required.
Now his teammates call him "Young Arch." And he is more than happy to embrace his legacy instead of hiding from it.