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|Griffin, Taliaferro Honored
|PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Ohio State's Archie Griffin and Indiana's George Taliaferro have been honored with post-career awards by the Big Ten Conference.
Griffin, a two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, was recognized with the Ford-Kinnnick Leadership Award. Taliaferro, a two-time first-team running back, was selected the first recipient of the Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award.
Taliaferro is the Chairman Emeritus of the Children's Organ Transplant Association and sits on the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Griffin created the Archie Griffin Scholarship Fund, which benefits Ohio State's Olympic sports programs. He and his wife formed the Archie and Bonita Griffin Foundation Fund which helps develop sports, educational and travel programs for youth in Central Ohio.
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