Griffin going for gold

Former MSU running back Nick Griffin will suit up for Team USA today. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Former MSU running back Nick Griffin will suit up for Team USA today. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Nick Griffin‘s career in maroon and white at Mississippi State may be done but that does not mean he has played his last football.

Griffin will suit up in red, white and blue today representing his country for Team USA in the fifth annual International Federation of American Football World Championship.

The U.S. will take on Mexico in at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio at 6 p.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN3.com.

Other countries competing in the 12 game event include Australia, Brazil, France, Japan and South Korea. The gold medal game will be held July 18 at 6 p.m.

Griffin made the 45-man roster as a running back/ fullback. The 5-foot-11, 233-pounder from New Augusta played in 44 games during his MSU career including four starts. He finished with 592 yards four touchdowns on 111 carries during his time in Starkville.

Last month, Griffin was hired as the running backs coach on Brad Peterson‘s staff at Madison Central.

On Team USA, Griffin will reunite with former Bulldog teammate Dylan Favre. Favre played quarterback at State as a redshirt freshman in 2011 before transferring to Pearl River Community College and concluded his final two seasons at UT-Martin.

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