Cal Football BIO
Griffin Piatt
Player Profile:
Griffin Piatt 1250459
Position: Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Moraga, CA
High School: Campolindo HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Twitter: @gpiatt3 | @calfootball
Instagram: cal_football


Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014
Piatt was off to a strong start as a 2014 sophomore before suffering a season-ending injury in the sixth game of the campaign vs. Washington. Despite the injury he recorded a team-high three interceptions and a team co-leading nine passes defended in the first action of his collegiate career, while adding 40 tackles and six pass breakups. Piatt began his career as a walk-on wide receiver before moving to safety midway through his 2013 redshirt freshman season and began to emerge as one of the team’s top safeties during 2014 spring practices.
Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in six games with four starts with all of his action at Cal coming in the first half of his 2014 sophomore season before a season-ending injury
► Leads all active Cal players with three career interceptions that he has returned for seven yards, while co-leading the squad with nine passes defended and is ranked tied for fourth one off the lead with six pass breakups
► Recorded a career-high single interception in each of the first three contests he played in his career as a sophomore at Northwestern, vs. Sacramento State and at Arizona when he returned the ball for a career-long seven yards
► Has twice had a career-high three passes defended at Arizona and vs. Colorado both during his sophomore season and also had a career-high three pass breakups against the Buffaloes
► Registered a career-high 11 tackles vs. Colorado during his sophomore campaign
► Had the lone tackle for loss and sack of his career with a 12-yard sack vs. Washington as a sophomore
► Has led the team in tackles once as a sophomore vs. Sacramento State
► Changed to his current uniform No. 26 beginning with 2014 spring practices after previously wearing No. 35
► Did not play during his first two seasons with the club when he redshirted as a 2012 freshman and was injured during his 2013 redshirt freshman campaign but moved to safety during practice in October of 2013 and emerged as one of the team’s top players at the position in the spring of 2014
► Began his career as a wide receiver in the fall of 2012 but suffered a season-ending injury during his first spring practice of 2013 that kept him out the entire spring and into the 2013 season
Junior (2015)
► Listed as one of three players along with Luke Rubenzer and Cameron Walker sharing one of the starting safety positions on the preseason depth chart
► Missed spring practices including the spring game due to injury but is expected to be ready for the season
Sophomore (2014)
► Had a strong first half of the campaign before suffering a season-ending injury in the sixth game of the season vs. Washington that limited his action to the first six games played and four starts of his career
► Led Cal with three interceptions that he returned for seven yards which was the third-highest total on the team, with one pick in each of the first three contests (at Northwestern, vs. Sacramento State, at Arizona) while adding a team-high nine passes defended and a team-high-tying six pass breakups
► Recorded all nine passes defended in the first four contests and all six pass breakups in a three-game span vs. Sacramento State, at Arizona and vs. Colorado
► At the time of his season-ending injury ranked among conference and national per-game leaders in interceptions (0.50, No. T2 Pac-12, No. T16 NCAA), passes defended (1.50, No. 2 Pac-12, No. 14 NCAA) and tackles (6.7, No. 21 Pac-12) but did not play in the minimum number of games to qualify for the final rankings
► Added 40 tackles to rank eighth on the team, 1.0 tackle for loss (-12 yards) and 1.0 sack (-12 yards), ranking fifth on the club in sack yards, and tied for seventh in sacks and tackle for loss yards
► Recorded career highs of 11 tackles and three pass breakups vs. Colorado
► Had eight tackles at Washington State
► Picked up a team game-high seven tackles vs. Sacramento State, as well as one interception and one pass breakup
► Recorded seven tackles including his lone career sack on a 12-yarder vs. Washington before suffering a season-ending injury
► Had five tackles, one interception that he returned seven yards and two pass breakups in his first career start at Arizona
► Registered two tackles and one interception in his first collegiate action off the bench at Northwestern
► Picked up second-team Midseason All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele
► Earned Capital One Academic All-District 8 recognition with a cumulative 3.64 GPA that was the third-highest Pac-12 number on the list
► Added first-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors
► Did not play in the spring game due to injury

Freshman (2013)
► Did not play during the regular season after suffering an injury during the first spring practice session but was moved to safety when he returned to practice in October

Freshman (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
Campolindo HS (Class of 2012)
► A first-team MaxPreps All-American, All-East Bay, All-Metro and All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League selection as a defensive back during his 2011 senior season when he broke the school record and tied for the team lead with 12 interceptions from his safety position
► Also had 50 receptions for 1,030 yards receiving and 15 TD catches as a senior, including a long reception of 91 yards, to add second-team ESPN High School California All-State, and first-team All-East Bay and All-DFAL honors as a receiver to the defensive back honors
► Added a pair of touchdown passes for 76 yards throwing the ball as a senior
► Senior squad advanced to the Division II state championship game after winning North Coast Section and DFAL titles, before losing to Washington Union to finish with a 14-1 overall record and a 6-0 league mark
► Made 26 tackles and had one pass defended while playing in only three games due to injury as a 2010 junior
► Also a standout basketball player who was named the DFAL MVP as a 2011-12 senior for a team that won the league title and was the Division III North Coast Section runner-up
► Served as the senior class vice president in 2011-12
► Full name is Griffin Eric Piatt
► Born January 30, 1994
► Parents are Brad and Trish Piatt
► Played the piano for eight years
► Spent the summer of 2014 in an internship with law firm Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook
► Says that one moment in history he wishes he could have seen is “The Play” at Memorial Stadium in 1982
► Grandfather, Ed Dougery, played basketball at Cal for head coach Nibs Price
► Major is business administration

Piatt's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 11 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 12 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Sacks: 1.0 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Sack Yards: 12 (vs. Washington, 2014)
Interceptions: 1 (three times, last at Arizona, 2014)
Interception Return Yards: 7 (at Arizona, 2014)
Long Interception Return: 7 (at Arizona, 2014)
Pass Breakups: 3 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
All-Purpose Yards: 7 (at Arizona, 2014)

Last Updated
June 29, 2015

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