Second-year sophomore nickelback/"Bear" backer... Played primarily special teams as true freshman in 2013... Timed at 4.49 in 40-yard dash... Fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
2013 (True Freshman): Played in 11 of 13 games on special teams and as reserve nickleback/"Bear", one of five true freshmen to play in 2013... Earned first letter... Totaled six tackles (five solo) and 1.5 tackles-for-loss on season... Saw action from scrimmage in two games, played exclusively on special teams in other nine games... Named to Fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, made career-first tackle (solo)... Played first snaps from scrimmage, made season-high two tackles, both for loss (1.5 for -4 yards) in win over ULM in third game... Recorded single solo tackles on special teams in wins over Iowa State (sixth game) and at Kansas (seventh game)... Played nickelback in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first BCS Bowl berth, made solo stop... Did not play (coach's decision) vs. WVU (fourth game) and Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF... Originally signed with BU in February 2012, enrolled mid-year in January 2013 and participated in spring drills.
High School: Two-way standout at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, starred at receiver and defensive back... Played under head coach Brian Brazil at HHS... Rated No. 192 overall prospect nationally by 247Sports.com... Listed as top 50 recruit in Texas by Austin American-Statesman's Texas Fabulous 55 (No. 22), 247Sports.com (No. 24), SuperPrep's Texas 121 (No. 48) and Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100 (top 50)... National position ranking among receivers: No. 25 by 247Sports.com, No. 41 by Scout.com, No. 49 by ESPN.com, No. 55 by Rivals.com... Rated fourth-best wide receiver in Texas by Lone Star Recruiting... Additional overall-prospect in-state rankings: 53rd by Rivals.com Texas Postseason Top 100, 57th by Lone Star Recruiting Top 100, 69th by ESPN.com, Houston Chronicle Top 100, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100... Rated 26th overall recruit by Dallas Morning News SportsDay's Dallas-Area Top 100, third among receivers... Ranked 92nd on Scout.com's Midlands Top 150... Played primarily at defensive back as senior in 2011, totaled 41 tackles, two interceptions and two PBUs... At receiver caught 12 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns and returned four kickoffs for 148 yards as senior on 6-5 Hebron squad... Named first-team All-District 8-5A cornerback in 2011... As junior in 2010 made 19 receptions for 291 yards and one TD... Had breakout sophomore season at receiver, totaled 33 catches for 770 yards (23.3 average) and 11 TDs... Earned 2009 District 6-5A Offensive Newcomer of Year honors.
Personal: Son of Latricia Griffin... Full name is Kiante' Lavelle Griffin... Born Jan. 8, 1994, in Dallas, Texas... Major is undeclared.