Nominees for the Blanchard Award and Glenn Davis Award "epitomize the Army's high standard of excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction," said John Myers, director of strategic communications, marketing and outreach at the U.S. Army Accessions Command, in a release. "Through their mental, emotional and physical strengths, they exemplify what it means to be Army Strong."
Griggs, who will kick for the East team in the All-American Bowl, is one of four nominees for the Blanchard Award, joined by Northwest Cabarrus punter Bradley Pinion Bradley Pinion
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The awards will be announced at the U.S. All-American Bowl Awards Dinner Jan. 6 in San Antonio, a day before the All-American Bowl is played in the Alamodome.
Pinion averaged 39.7 yards per punt as a sophomore in 2009. He kicked 17 punts inside the 20-yard line. 37 of 50 kick-offs went for touchbacks. ESPNU underclassmen kicking challenge earned #1 ranking for class of 2012 punters. At the Chris Sailer Kicking Academy won the won last man standing competition with 53 yard FG and earned #1 ranking for class of 2012. Class of 2012 ESPNU 150 Watch List Recruit.