This past week Chesterton High School hosted former NFL fullback and college great Howard Griffith who spoke not about football but more about diversity. Griffith relayed the message that students should embrace the opportunity to learn from people and more specifically people from different nationalities.
Howard Griffith is a native of Chicago, Illinois who stayed in his home state to play college football for the University of Illinois. While at Illinois, Griffith set the still standing NCAA record for touchdowns in a game with eight, which came against Southern Illinois University in 1990. After his illustrious career at Illinois, Griffith went on to get drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the ninth round and began his career with the Los Angeles Rams. In 1997, Griffith joined the Denver Broncos and helped open up holes for Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis during two runs to Super Bowl titles. After Griffith sustained a neck injury in 2001, Griffith retired after 11 seasons and has since joined the Big Ten Network as an analyst and has also commentated for NFL games on Fox as well.
This past week Howard Griffith spoke at Chesterton High School about diversity and how students should learn about different nationalities. The event had an amazing turn out and gave students the chance to hear from someone who has met and befriended multiple people coming from varying countries and cultures.
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Watch Howard Griffith’s Record Eight Touchdown Game: