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Griffin named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 40 Under 40 list

June 15, 2021
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LEWISVILLE, Texas — UTSA running backs coach Julian Griffin has been named to the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 40 Under 40 list, the publication announced this week. Griffin is one of 10 college coaches on the list, which will be featured in the 2021 summer preview edition of Dave […]

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LEWISVILLE, Texas — UTSA running backs coach Julian Griffin has been named to the Dave Campbell's Texas Football 40 Under 40 list, the publication announced this week.

Griffin is one of 10 college coaches on the list, which will be featured in the 2021 summer preview edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine.

In his first year with the program, Griffin helped the Roadrunners to a record-setting season that resulted in a 7-5 overall record, a runner-up finish in the Conference USA West Division with a 6-2 mark and an appearance in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. The offense broke single-season school records for rushing yards (2,585), rushing yards per game (215.4), yards per rush (5.21) and rushing touchdowns (24) behind Sincere McCormick, who shattered UTSA's single-season marks for yards (1,467), carries (249) and touchdowns (11) while finishing second in the FBS with a program-record 133.4 rushing yards per game. The Roadrunners also smashed single-game standards for total yards (624) and rushing yards (443) in a game in a regular season finale win over North Texas.

Griffin mentored McCormick to arguably the most decorated season for any Roadrunner in school history. A second-team All-American by both the Football Writers Association of America and Phil Steele and the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and Dave Campbell's Texas Football Texas College Player of the Year, the running back logged seven 100-yard games on the ground, including five with 150-plus yards. The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award finalist and Doak Walker Award semifinalist also broke his own UTSA record for all-purpose yards in a season with 1,598. A four-time C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honoree in 2020, McCormick already owns the program's career rushing yardage record with 2,450 in only 23 contests.

UTSA will kick off its 11th season of football on Sept. 4 at Illinois in a game that will be televised nationally at 6:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network.

The Roadrunners will host Lamar the following Saturday in the home opener. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN3.

Other home games include Middle Tennessee (Sept. 18), UNLV (Oct. 2), Rice (Oct. 16), Southern Miss (Nov. 13) and UAB (Nov. 20).

The Roadrunners will travel to Memphis (Sept. 25), WKU (Oct. 9), Louisiana Tech (Oct. 23), UTEP (Nov. 6) and North Texas (Nov. 27), while the Conference USA Championship Game is set for Dec. 4.

Season tickets for UTSA's 2021 home schedule are on sale now. Prices start at $75 per seat and there are two season ticket pricing plans for less than $100. Additionally, there are "all-inclusive" options that provide access to the new Touchdown Club located in the north end zone.

To purchase your season tickets, please call or text 210-458-UTSA (8872) or click here. Payment plans for all season ticket packages are available.

Current UTSA students receive free admission to all home games by downloading tickets via their Account Manager.

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