2018 Mississippi College
Dr. Don Phillips Athletics Dinner Featuring

Archie Griffin

Join us for a celebration of Choctaw athletics featuring two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin.

Event Details

The annual Mississippi College Athletics Dinner has become the most important night of the year for the athletic department. Over the past 15 years, the Choctaws athletics dinners have raised more than $2 million, including more than $160,000 last year.

The money raised at this event has always made a huge impact on the athletic department, and the support will continue to be vital as the Choctaws and Lady Choctaws look to compete in the GSC and on a national level. This year, Mississippi College is welcoming two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin as our featured speaker.

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6:30 p.m.

November 6, 2018

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Anderson Hall

Mississippi College

Featured Speaker

Archie Griffin

Born at University Hospital nearly in the shadow of Ohio Stadium, Archie Griffin has been a Buckeye his whole life.

After serving for 11 years as president and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Griffin stepped back in 2015 to a consultant role as senior advisor in the Office of Advancement at Ohio State. During his tenure leading the OSUAA, Griffin led an expanded effort to embrace young alumni and began initiatives focusing on career assistance and establishing an Office of Volunteer Relations.

Known to the world as the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, Griffin is also one of select group of Buckeyes to be named a three-time All American during his playing days from 1972-1975. A member of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame and current board of directors, Griffin is a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, and was named the All-Century Player by the Tournament of Roses Association during the centennial celebration of the Rose Bowl in 2014. Griffin is one of two players in NCAA history to start in four Rose Bowls.

Following his storied career at Ohio State, Griffin graduated from Ohio State in 1976 with a degree in industrial relations. He was a first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he served as co-captain and played for seven seasons. He returned to Ohio State in 1984, and rose to become associate director of athletics for sports before taking the leadership position at the Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Archie Griffin

He's a better young man than he is a football player, and he's the best football player I've ever seen.”

Woody Hayes
Ohio State Football Coach, 1951-1578


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  • Private pre-dinner visit
  • 12 complimentary tickets
  • 4 reserved parking passes
  • Preferred Seating


  • Private pre-dinner visit
  • 8 complimentary tickets
  • 3 reserved parking passes
  • Preferred Seating


  • 8 complimentary tickets
  • Preferred Seating


  • 8 complimentary tickets


  • Individual Ticket