TAMPA - University of South Florida wide receiver Sterling Griffin, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, will earn his degree this summer and transfer to finish his eligibility with another program while pursuing a graduate degree, USF announced.
Griffin was haunted by injuries throughout his USF career. He missed the 2010 season with a broken ankle. In 2011, he led USF with 43 receptions despite a foot injury that derailed his final four games. Last season ended with a knee injury in the second game against Nevada.
Because he had so many injuries, he could be eligible to play two additional seasons.
Griffin played in 23 USF games, starting 19. He had 59 career receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 73-yarder in the 2009 upset victory at Florida State.
Wide receiver is a position of depth at USF, where Andre Davis, D'Vario Montgomery and Deonte Welch are expected to provide the top three options this fall.