High School: A three-time letterwinner for head coach Dan McGrath at Depew High . . . in 2005, tabbed a scholar athlete, 1st team all-league, 1st team All-Western New York, and 2nd team All-State . . . given the Ron Pitts award for best defensive back in Western New York . . . named Offensive Player of the Year for Class B in 2005 as well.
Paw Prints: Shane Patrick Griffin . . . born July 13, 1987 . . . son of Sandra and Stephen Grifin . . . has a brother, Chad.