The senior is expected to start at SS this season while twin brother, Marcus, holds down his former spot at FS.
Griffin has tallied 238 career tackles, 11 TFL, four interceptions and 13 passes broken up, to go along with a Texas record six blocked punts. He is also a two-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll.
The FWAA All-America Committee selects the Bronko Nagurski winner from the association's 11-man All-America defensive team in late November. Players may be added from the Bronko Nagurski Watch List during the course of the 2006 season.
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is sponsored by the Charlotte Touchdown Club, which has held the annual awards banquet since 1995.
The 2006 banquet is set for Monday, Dec. 4, at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, where five finalists will vie for the prize.