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      Shawn Griffin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hollywood, Fla.

High School:
Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory

Last College:
Florida Gulf Coast University

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R

2008 - SENIOR
Played in 52 games with 41 starts ... Made 27 starts in left field, eight as the designated hitter and six in right field ... Led the team in slugging (.586) while ranking second in home runs (12) and third in batting average (.314) ... Hit .318 vs. left-handers while batting .312 against right-handers ... Hit .330 with runners on base and .290 with runners in scoring position ... Totaled 17 two-out RBI ... Posted 13 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Hit .276 in SEC play with 27 hits, seven home runs and 15 RBI ... As the starting DH in Tennessee's season-opener vs. Morehead State Feb. 22, he went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI ... Hit a solo homer vs. Morehead State Feb. 24 ... Delivered a game-tying, pinch-hit, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning against Eastern Michigan G1, and the Vols went on to win in 10 innings ... Went 4-for-4 with three RBI in the win over Presbyterian March 12 ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI March 18 at Lipscomb ... Went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and two singles March 28 at Auburn ... Collected two hits and drove in three runs April 1 at Tennessee Tech ... Jumpstarted UT's offense against Florida April 5 G1 with a two-run homer that propelled the Vols to a 5-4 win over the 13th-ranked Gators ... Added solo home runs in each of the next two games over the Gators ... Led the Vols during the Florida series with a .667 average, eight hits, three home runs and five RBI ... Extended his streak of consecutive games with a home run to four by belting a pair of longballs in the win over Austin Peay April 8 ... His first homer against the Governors was a solo shot, and his second was a three-run blast that put the Vols ahead for good ... Authored a 10-game hit streak from March 28 to April 9 during which he went 21-for-44 (.477) ... Hit a go-ahead three-run homer in UT's series-clinching win over Alabama April 13 ... Crushed a pair of homers during a 4-for-4 game against ETSU April 23 in which he scored four times and drive in three runs ... Drew a career-high three walks May 16 at South Carolina ... Scored three times and collected two hits in his collegiate finale at South Carolina May 17 ... Finished his two-year Tennessee career with 18 home runs and totaled 34 homers during his four-year NCAA career (played two seasons at then-Division II Florida Gulf Coast University).

2007 - JUNIOR
First-year Vol was a contributor from the outset and ranked third on the team with 19 extra-base hits ... Batted .268 with 45 hits, six home runs and 32 RBI ... Exactly half of his RBI came in SEC play, during which he hit .194 with three homers ... Made 31 starts in left field and eight starts as Tennessee's DH ... Was the only starter to boast a perfect fielding percentage (54 putouts) ... Recorded 14 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Began the season as Tennessee's designated hitter and led the team with a .500 batting average during the season-opening series at No. 13 Florida State Feb. 2-4 ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and one walk Feb. 16 vs. Bethune-Cookman ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs in Game 1 of the Feb. 24 doubleheader vs. IPFW, and then hit his first home run as a Vol in Game 2 ... Had two hits and scored a run vs. Lipscomb March 6 ... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run March 9 vs. Siena ... Scored three runs and had a 3-for-5 day at the plate March 14 vs. Morehead State ... Batted as a switch-hitter March 16 at No. 22 Alabama but went hitless in the game ... Scored game-winning run in 10th inning of UT's win at No. 22 Alabama March 18 ... His first multi-RBI game came against Georgia March 25, when he drove in a pair of runs on a double ... His first career SEC home run was a two-run shot vs. No. 7 Arkansas March 31 ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run at No. 11 Kentucky April 7 (Game 1) ... Hit his first triple as a Vol April 13 vs. Mississippi State ... Hit a three-run homer against Furman April 17 ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and his fourth homer of the year April 24 at ETSU ... Scored twice and drove in two runs on two hits at Wofford April 25 ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI May 8 vs. Tennessee Temple and also saw a few innings of action as UT's third baseman ... Belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer against No. 7 South Carolina May 13 ... Enjoyed an outstanding game at Florida May 19, going 2-for-2 with a pair of runs and a three-run homer that broke the game open and helped lift Tennessee into the SEC Tournament ... His four RBI in the Florida series led the Vols ... Drove in a pair of runs on two hits as UT defeated No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt 6-4 in the SEC Tournament May 23 ... Hit his second triple of the SEC Tournament May 24 against Ole Miss ... Finished the season with a .313 batting average against left-handers and a .257 average vs. right-handers ... Hit .300 as a pinch-hitter and .236 with runners in scoring position.

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

2006 - SOPHOMORE
Played in 45 games with 40 starts and hit .355 with 60 hits, eight home runs and 42 RBI ... Earned second-team All-ICAA honors (Independents Collegiate Athletic Association) ... FGCU posted a 41-17 record.

2005 - FRESHMAN
Hit .309 with eight home runs and 39 RBI ... Started 49 of the 50 games in which he played ... Set the FGCU freshman home run record with eight long balls ... Team finished with a 37-18 record.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory in Hollywood, Fla. ... Named honorable mention All-County as both a junior and senior ... Also played on the football team ... Attended Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Fla., as a freshman in 2001.

PERSONAL
Full name is Shawn Patrick Griffin ... Born Aug. 9, 1986, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Son of Ron and Jackie Griffin ... Academic major: Political science with a minor in sociology.

CAREER HIGHS (at Tennessee)
At-Bats:
6, 2x (last at Mississippi State 4/25/08)
Runs: 4 vs. ETSU 4/23/08
Hits: 4, 3x (last vs. ETSU 4/23/08)
RBI: 4 vs. Austin Peay 4/8/08
Total Bases: 9 vs. ETSU 4/23/08
Stolen Bases: 1, 10x (last vs. Alabama 4/13/08)
Strikeouts: 3, 3x (last vs. Ole Miss 5/4/07)
Walks: 3 at South Carolina 5/16/08

Year
Avg
GP
GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG%
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB
ATT
PO
A
E
FLD%
2007
.268
53
39
168
30
45
10
3
6
32
79
.470
12
1
43
0
.314
4
1
4
5
54
2
0
1.000
2008
.314
52
41
169
31
53
10
0
12
35
99
.586
23
1
32
0
.397
1
1
6
8
57
2
3
.952
TOTAL
.291
105
80
337
61
98
20
3
18
67
178
.528
35
2
75
0
.356
5
2
10
13
111
4
3
.975
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