AT MICHIGAN:Versatile player who as served as a punter and
a holder for placements ... dangerous "pooch punter" for the Wolverines
with excellent ability to place the ball deep into opponents zone ...
excellent student ... Academic All-American candidate ... helped found
S.H.A.R.E. (Student-athletes Helping to Acheieve Reading Excellence)
a program which encourages reading in area elementary schools ... frequent
visitor to Mott Children's Hospital ... has made 10 career starts.
1996 - Academic All-Big Ten selection ... played in all 12
of Michigan's 1997 contests, as a punter, holder and quarterback ...
made punting debut vs. Illinois with two RpoochS punts, dropping one
inside the 10-yard line ... dropped a punt on the Boston College nine-yard
line ... made quarterback debut vs. UCLA with two completions for 10
yards ... also booted a punt to the Bruins four-yard line ... threw
just one pass against Minnesota, a 40-yard touchdown completion to Marcus
Knight ... made one punt against Michigan State, placing the ball on
the SpartansU five-yard line ... entered Penn State game as quarterback
in the fourth quarter, completing three-of-six passes for 56 yards ...
came off the bench to lead Michigan to victory at Ohio State, completing
eight-of-14 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown ... started the 1997
Outback Bowl vs. Alabama, completing 21 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown
... finished second on the team in passing attempts, completions and
1995 - Made first career start vs. Miami, and started in every
game following it in the 1995 season ... completed 10 of 13 passes (76.9
percent) for 157 yards and two touchdowns to Amani Toomer (22 yards)
and Mercury Hayes (31 yards) in the first half of the Miami game ...
also completed a two-point conversion to Hayes in the first half ...
scored a touchdown on a three-yard run vs. Northwestern ... threw touchdown
passes of two and three yards at Indiana ... named the ABC/Chevrolet
"Player of the Game" vs. Minnesota, becoming the sixth Wolverine to
pass for four touchdowns in a game ... 75-yard TD pass to Toomer was
the fifth longest pass in "M" history ... 10th best passing yardage
by a Michigan quarterback with 271 yards in the Minnesota game ... registered
a career-best 73.7 completion percentage vs. the Golden Gophers ...
had 14 completions in each of his first four starts ... went three straight
games (Indiana, Minnesota, and Michigan State) without throwing an interception
... completed second two-point conversion pass of the season at Michigan
State (to Mark Campbell) and threw for a touchdown ... completed 11
passes in adverse conditions vs. Purdue ... career-high 24 completions
at Penn State ranks third in "M" record books for single-game completions
... also ranks third in TMU record books for single game passing yards
with a career-high 323 yards at PSU ... threw an 18-yard touchdown pass
vs. the Nittany Lions ... had a four-yard touchdown pass at Ohio State
... completed nine of 23 passes against Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl,
throwing for 182 yards and two touchdowns ... threw at least one touchdown
in six of eight games at starting quarterback ... also played at backup
QB vs. Illinois (2-2, 42 yards), Memphis (0-1), and Boston College (0-0).
1994 - Made Wolverine debut as kick holder for Remy Hamilton
1993 - Did not see game action ... named Scout Team Champion
for the Ohio State game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Completed 101 of 183 attempts for 1,387 yards
and seven touchdowns ... career numbers were 194-335 for 2,356 yards
and 19 touchdowns ... set a school record for passing yardage despite
playing a shortened season due to Hurricane Andrew ... ranked among
the top 75 players in the South prior to the season by Prep Football
Report ... ranked as the 16th best pro-style pocket passer in the country
in Prep Football Report's midseason rankings ... listed on the Prep
Football Report all-Southeast squad ... named Second Team All-City by
the Miami Herald ... third-team all-state honoree as determined by the
coaches ... also participated in golf and basketball, averaging over
10 points per game as a junior.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, majoring in philosophy ... son of Hall of Fame quarterback
and ABC announcer Bob Griese ... full name is Brian David Griese ...
born March 18, 1975.