Robert Griffin III who was born on February 12, 1990 in Okinawa, Japan, has played for the Washington Redskins and been in the NFL since 2012. He won the Heisman trophy in 2011 and was elected to his first Pro Bowl in 2012.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III Facts #1:
Robert Griffin III received his trademark nickname, RG3, by a local sportscaster while he played high school football in Waco Texas.
Robert Griffin III Facts #2:
Robert Griffin III was the first Heisman trophy winner, since 2007, not to appear in a National title game.
Robert Griffin III Facts #3:
Robert Griffin III was a military brat. Both of his parents were Army Sergeants and he was born in Okinawa, Japan as that was their duty station when he was born. They bounced around for awhile living in Tacoma Washington, New Orleans, and finally settled down in Copperas Cove, Texas.
Robert Griffin III Facts #4:
Being extremely athletic, RG3 lettered in three sports in High school: football, track and basketball. He broke many school records at Copperas High school in football but shattered state records in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Was 1/100th of a second away from tying the the National record for a high school track star in the 300-meter hurdles. As a Junior RG3 was rated the #1 High school hurdler in the USA.
Robert Griffin III Facts #5:
Being recruited by every op school in he country, RG3 had his choice at schools. Being ranked the fourth best dual threat QB in the country and the 42nd best player in Texas high school football, he switched to Baylor University for its highly regarded Track and Field program after Houston coach Art Briles switched to Baylor University.
Robert Griffin III Facts #6:
RG3 graduated from Baylor University one year early with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He maintained a GPA of 3.67 and was studying for his Master’s degree in Communication during his final year of college eligibility.
Robert Griffin III Facts #7:
In 2012 against the Philadelphia Eagles, RG3 had a QB passer rating of 158.3 and became the youngest player in NFL history to be perfect in a game.
Robert Griffin III Facts #8:
Being highly sought out by private companies for endorsement campaigns like Nissan, Gatorade, and Adidas, RG3 earned more money before ever playing a down in the NFL than anyone else in sports history.
Robert Griffin III Facts #9:
Robert Griffin III in 2011 won just about every top award presented to a student-college athlete: Heisman Trophy, Associated Press College Football Player of the Year, Davey O’Brien Award, Manning Award, Consensus All-American, First Team Academic All-Big 12, Finalist for Walter Campbell Player of the Year, Finalist for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Finalist for Wuerffel Trophy, and Semifinalist for Maxwell Award.
Robert Griffin III Facts #10:
RG3 was selected with the second pick in the 2011 draft after QB Andrew Luck. The St. Louis Rams traded the #2 pick on draft day to the Washington Redskins for 4 draft picks over 3 years; getting the Redskins 2012 first round #6 pick, their 2012 second round pick and both first round picks in 2013 and 2014.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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