After his college football career came to an end, Robert Griffith tried his hand with the Sacramento Gold Miners in the CFL before finally getting picked up by the Vikings for the 1994 season.
He didn’t become a full-time starter for the team until 1996. Griffith held on to that job through the 2001 season before he signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent. However, his time with the Vikings was memorable.
Griffith had some solid stats during his eight seasons with Minnesota. He had 634 combined tackles, with 495 of them being solo to go along with 17 interceptions, 7.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
A two-time All-Pro and one-time Pro Bowl player, Griffith was also the winner of the Minnesota Vikings Man of the Year Award in 2000. He signed a one-day contract with Minnesota to retire as a member of the Vikings in 2008.