At the relatively tender age of 26, former Londonderry High School football standout Ryan Griffin finds himself stepping into his fourth National Football League season with the Houston Texans and standing tall as the oldest and most experienced tight end on the Texans’ 2016 roster.
The University of Connecticut graduate – who was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2013 college draft – was held to just nine games during the 2015 campaign last year by injuries. But he still managed career-high tallies in receptions with 20 and receiving yards with 251. Griffin notched an average of 12.5 yards per catch and scored a pair of touchdowns as well, with his longest pass reception covering some 37 yards. Continue reading