Oregon’s Taj Griffin played his first collegiate football game in nearly a year on Saturday in Wyoming after suffering a torn ACL late in the Ducks’ 2016 season. Griffin’s first touch of the season went 20 yards through the air for a touchdown. The junior spent his first two years at Oregon as a running back, but has been asked to switch the wide receiver by Willie Taggart and the rest of the Ducks’ coaching staff. Griffin suffered a similar knee injury that took away his entire senior season of high school. The process of battling back to the gridiron for a second time in addition to handling a position change was challenging for Griffin, but based on his season-opening performance, he’s handled it well.
STORY: Another Major Knee Injury and a Position Change Can’t Stop Taj Griffin (by Marc Grandi)