Former football player dead at age 29

Kee-ayre Griffin played for Temple from 2008-11.

Former running back and cornerback Kee-ayre Griffin has died, OwlScoop confirmed Friday.

Griffin was one of three people shot early Friday morning in East Orange, New Jersey, RLS Media reported. He was transported to East Orange General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:27 a.m.

Griffin played for Temple from 2008-11. He led the team in rushing as a freshman in 2008 with 394 yards and five touchdowns on 96 carries. Griffin switched to the defensive side of the ball during the 2009 season. He led the team with three interceptions and recorded 49 tackles as a senior in 2011. Griffin had a brief NFL offseason stint in 2012 with the Philadelphia Eagles after his college career.

Evan Easterling can be reached at or on Twitter @Evan_Easterling. Follow The Temple News @TheTempleNews and @TTN_Sports.

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