Bob Griese led the Boilermakers to three consecutive winning seasons from 1964 to 1966, establishing himself as one of the finest quarterbacks in college football.
As a sophomore in 1964, Griese helped lead Purdue to a 6-3 record by throwing for five touchdowns and running for another four. The following year, Griese threw for a then-school-record 1,719 yards as the Boilermakers finished 7-2-1. Those accomplishments earned Griese consensus All-America honors.
In his senior season, Griese set personal highs in passing yards (1,888) and touchdown passes (12) en route to being named a consensus All-American for the second time. With an 8-2 regular-season record, Purdue earned a spot in the Rose Bowl against USC. In that game, Griese completed 10 of 18 passes for 139 yards and kicked two extra points as the Boilermakers won 14-13. Griese's accomplishments did not go unnoticed as he finished second to Steve Spurrier of Florida for the 1966 Heisman Trophy.
Following his collegiate career, the Miami Dolphins selected Griese with the fourth-overall pick in the 1967 NFL Draft. Griese led the Dolphins to three consecutive Super Bowls (VI, VII and VIII), winning the contest in 1972 and 1973. The 1972 Dolphins are the only undefeated team in NFL history.
Griese was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984, named to Purdue's All-Time Football Team in 1987 and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
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