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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Danny Griffith, Saint Mary Catholic

06/01/2023, 11:00am CDT
By Mark Miller

The Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with the a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.

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Danny Griffith

Name: Danny Griffith

School: Saint Mary Catholic

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: An exceptionally skilled 5-foot-9 quarterback with excellent scrambling ability and stellar touch on passes down field ...  Passed for 4,365 yards and 66 touchdowns during his prep career ... Two-time first-team all-league selection in 8-player football for the Zephyrs ... Helped the team to an 8-0 record as a senior under coach Josh Young. 

Basketball Honors: First-team all-Big East Conference pick as a senior and second-team all-league choice as a sophomore and junior ... Scored 1,420 points, handed out 455 assists and grabbed 283 rebounds during high school career with the Zephyrs ... Averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals as a senior while helping coach Paul Bradshaw's squad to a 26-3 record and a spot in the WIAA Division 4 State Tournament.

Golf Honors: Honorable mention all-Big East Conference as a senior ... Helped the Zephyrs advance to the WIAA Division 3 sectional level by shooting a 90 to help his team win the Marathon Regional ... Zephyrs missed qualifying for the WIAA State Tournament by two strokes, finishing third in the Crivitz Sectional ... Shot an 86 at sectionals. 

Favorite Sport: "Basketball is my favorite sport because I really enjoy the fast pace of the game and I love the feeling of the ball going through the hoop."

Best Part of High School Sports: "All the friendships I have made the past four years."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Do not stress over a high school sport, play free and have fun."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Playing in the WIAA Division 4 State Tournament at the Kohl Center in basketball as a senior."

Which Person Has Served as Positive Role Model in Sports For You: "My dad, Jim Griffith, because he was always giving me good advice on what to improve on and how to do it."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Always staying busy."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Balancing school work and my life outside of school with family and friends."

Favorite Opponents: "Menasha High School in basketball because I always played well against them."

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: Eric Kenesie of Kenosha St. Joseph in basketball

Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Vikings

Favorite Professional Athlete: Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers, UCLA Bruins

Cumulative GPA: 3.4
Most Admired High School Teammates:
"My brother, Max, because it was fun to play with my brother for one year. He was always willing to help me work on my game."

College Plans: "I plan to attend UW-Eau Claire and major in marketing."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Volunteer at altar server and at various fundraisers for St. Margaret Mary Parish, babysit nieces and nephews (eight of them, Ellie, Lyla, Margo, Levi, Micah, Daisy, Georgia, Ben)."

Favorite TV show: The Last Dance
Favorite Movie:

Favorite Musical Artists: Drake, Lil Wayne, Iam Tongi

Favorite Subject: Writing

Favorite Restaurant: Dairy Queen

Favorite Website:

Other Family Members: Jim, father; Jeanne, mother; Lilly, Max, Isaac, Lucy, Joseph, Noah, Ivy, Alex, Macey, siblings. 

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