James Griffin
James Griffin
Year: 2001-2002
Sports Played: Football
Induction Year: 2023

The defensive force on back-to-back Lancers bowl football teams, James Griffin totaled a still-standing PCC career record for sacks with 17 as he was a 2-time, All-Mission Conference First Team selection.

In his sophomore season, the talented linebacker led the squad in tackles with 86, made nine sacks, a school-record 39 hurries, and earned JC All-American First Team honors. As a freshman, he helped the Lancers win their only Mission Conference championship on a 10-1 PCC squad.

The Pasadena Quarterbacks Club named him Community College Player of the Year. He would have the distinction of playing in college bowl games all four of his years, the last two while at Virginia Tech. In 2004, Griffin started on an ACC champion team that made it to the Sugar Bowl.

He played under PCC head coach Tom Maher.