Transferred from Auburn University where he walked-on to the team as a freshman in 2016.
Played one season of football at Auburn University … Did not see any game action … Contributed as a wide receiver … Earned the Auburn Special Teams Scout Player of the Week honor … Named an Academic Athlete as a freshman … Dressed for the Sugar Bowl Game.
A 2017 graduate of Homewood High School, where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Ben Berguson … Named All Over The Mountain honoree in both football and baseball … Over his four-year varsity career as a quarterback and punter, accounted for 6,100 yards and 60 touchdowns both passing and rushing while leading the Patriots to a 20-1 regional record and three regional championships … Over 42-game career, threw for 4,470 yards and 37 touchdowns, completed 365 of 573 passes and rushed for 1,250 yards and 17 touchdowns on 352 carries as a quarterback … Threw for 1,676 yards and 12 touchdowns, completed 144 of 214 passes (67% completed), rushed for 281 yards and nine touchdowns and placed 11 punts within the 20-yard line as a senior … Season-long punt was 52 yards … Completed a perfect 23-23 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns vs. Clay-Chalkville … Completed 18 of 31 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown, including an 85-yard pass vs. Walker … Threw for 251 yards and four touchdowns, completed 14 of 23 passes vs. Pelham … Named team Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior … Named team captain … Led the Patriots to a 9-3 overall record, 6-1 league record and state playoff appearance as a senior … Threw for 1,407 yards and 10 touchdowns, completed 122 of 201 passes (61 percent) and rushed for 480 yards on 145 carries and three touchdowns as a junior … Also place 10 punts inside the 20-yard line with a career-long of 53 yards … Completed 20 of 28 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown vs. Briarwood Christian … Threw for 204 yards and one touchdown, completed 17 of 29 passes for Hartselle … Rushed for a career-high 271 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries vs. Pelham … Led the Patriots to a 9-3 overall record, 7-0 league record and state playoff berth as a junior … Threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, completed 13 of 23 passes vs. Gardendale … Threw for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns, completed 63 percent of his passes and rushed for 427 yards and four TDs as a sophomore … Threw for four touchdowns and 121 yards, completed 12 of 16 passes vs. Briarwood Christian … Was the only freshman to earn a letter on the varsity in 2013 … Three-year baseball letterman … Named baseball team captain … Played catcher, pitcher and in the outfield … Three-year baseball starter … Ranked the No. 8 outfielder and No. 34 player in Alabama by Perfect Game … Also named to the All Over The Mountain baseball team, the only athlete of that year to receive the honor in both football and baseball … Member of the Beta, Key and Chess clubs … Involved in a variety of community service activities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Ducks Unlimited and Trinity United Methodist Discovery.
Born Carson Faulkner Griffis on April 10, 1998 … Son of Jack and Angela Griffis of Homewood, Ala. … Has an older brother Brent … Mother was a competitive ice skater … Grandfather won the national championship in hydroplane boat racing … Is a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do … Hobbies and interests include water sports, basketball, music festivals … Chose Columbia for the best education he could receive while still playing the game he loves … Chose Columbia over Yale, Penn, Barry, Birmingham Southern and Rhodes … Enrolled at Columbia College … Plans to major in business.