Archie Griffin

Archie Griffin

Keynote Speaker: President & CEO of Ohio State Alumni Association; Two-Time Heisman Trophy Winner; Former Cincinnati Bengals Running Back

Archie Griffin Biography

Born at University Hospital nearly in the shadow of Ohio Stadium, Archie Griffin has been a Buckeye his whole life.

After serving for 11 years as president and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Griffin stepped back in 2015 to a consultant role as senior advisor in the Office of Advancement at Ohio State. During his tenure leading the OSUAA, Griffin led an expanded effort to embrace young alumni and began initiatives focusing on career assistance and establishing an Office of Volunteer Relations.

Known to the world as the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, Griffin is also one of a select group of Buckeyes to be named a three-time All American during his playing days from 1972-1975. A member of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame and current board of directors, Griffin is a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and was named the All-Century Player by the Tournament of Roses Association during the centennial celebration of the Rose Bowl in 2014. Griffin is one of two players in NCAA history to start in four Rose Bowls.

Following his storied career at Ohio State, Griffin graduated from Ohio State in 1976 with a degree in industrial relations. He was a first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he served as co-captain and played for seven seasons. He returned to Ohio State in 1984, and rose to become associate director of athletics for sports before taking the leadership position at the Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Playing under the legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes, Griffin learned the life lesson of paying forward in life, devoting countless hours to philanthropic causes. At Ohio State, Griffin created the Archie Griffin Scholarship Fund, which benefits Ohio State’s Olympic sports programs. In the central Ohio community, The Archie and Bonita Griffin Foundation Fund helps develop sports, educational, and travel programs for youth as they inspire the next generation to dream big. Griffin has three children: Anthony, Andre, and Adam as well as three grandchildren. Griffin and his spouse, Bonita, split their time between a home in Westerville, Ohio and another home in Florida.

Locally, Griffin has been inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Circle of Champions, which recognizes former high school student athletes who have demonstrated outstanding character and accomplishments on and off the field. He was inducted to the National Federation of State High School Association Hall of Fame in 1996. He was also honored in May 2015 to be the commencement speaker during spring graduation ceremonies at Ohio State. Griffin was recently selected as the No. 4 all-time player in college football history by ESPN.

Legendary Ohio State football coach Wayne Woodrow Hayes famously said of Archie Griffin, “He’s a better young man than he is a football player, and he’s the best football player I’ve ever seen.”

A sought-after speaker and humanitarian, Griffin serves on many boards and foundations. He is a former Director of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Mr. Griffin serves as a Director of Encova Insurance Company, and Member of the board of directors for The Columbus Youth Foundation, and the Ohio Auto Club.

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Archie Griffin Videos

Classic Tailback - Archie Griffin Ohio State Highlights
Archie Griffin addresses grads
Archie Griffin shatters idea that freshman shouldn't play in college

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How much does it cost to book Archie Griffin?

Booking fees for Archie Griffin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Archie Griffin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Archie Griffin?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Archie Griffin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Archie Griffin for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Archie Griffin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Archie Griffin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Archie Griffin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Football, Athlete and Sports. The estimated speaking fee range to book Archie Griffin for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Archie Griffin generally travels from Columbus, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Coach Ken Carter, Herschel Walker and Vince Papale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Archie Griffin for an upcoming event.

Archie Griffin Videos

Classic Tailback - Archie Griffin Ohio State Highlights
Archie Griffin addresses grads
Archie Griffin shatters idea that freshman shouldn't play in college

Archie Griffin Reviews

  • The only thing that fell through was the planning call with the speaker prior to the engagement. Overall, a good experience!
    International Code Council, Inc. (ICC) - Sep 18 2017

  • Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business - Feb 07 2017

How to book Archie Griffin?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Archie Griffin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Archie Griffin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Archie Griffin or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Archie Griffin?

Booking fees for Archie Griffin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Archie Griffin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Archie Griffin?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Archie Griffin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Archie Griffin for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Archie Griffin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Archie Griffin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Archie Griffin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Football, Athlete and Sports. The estimated speaking fee range to book Archie Griffin for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Archie Griffin generally travels from Columbus, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Coach Ken Carter, Herschel Walker and Vince Papale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Archie Griffin for an upcoming event.

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