Robert Griffin III

Robert Lee Griffin III (born February 12, 1990), nicknamed RG3 or RGIII, is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Baylor, where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins second overall in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, who traded up to get him.

Griffin had a successful rookie season with the Redskins, setting records for the highest passer rating and highest touchdown to interception ratio by a rookie quarterback, and leading the Redskins to the top of their division and their first playoff appearance in five seasons. He won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award and although unable to participate due to a knee injury he suffered late in the season, was named to enter the 2013 Pro Bowl. However, Griffin was less successful during his subsequent tenure with the Redskins as he was plagued by injuries and poor performance.

After suffering a concussion during the 2015 preseason, Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins who played the rest of the season. He was released by the team following the end of the season, and signed shortly after with the Cleveland Browns. His tenure with the Browns was also plagued with injuries, and he was subsequently released after one season. After spending the entire 2017 season as a free agent, Griffin signed a one-year deal with the Ravens in 2018.

Robert Griffin III
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Griffin with the Ravens in 2018
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:February 12, 1990 (age 29)
Okinawa, Japan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Copperas Cove
(Copperas Cove, Texas)
College:Baylor
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
TDINT:42–26
Passing yards:9,004
Passer rating:88.2
Rushing yards:1,670
Rushing touchdowns:10
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years and background

Griffin was born in Okinawa, Japan, where his parents, Robert Jr. and Jacqueline, both U.S. Army sergeants, were stationed. The family later lived at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Washington,[1] and then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. They finally settled in Copperas Cove, Texas in 1997 after retiring from the military.[2]

Griffin's paternal grandfather, Robert Griffin Sr., was a foreman for a New Orleans construction company. He suffered from glaucoma for several years, and died in 1984 at age 43 from a brain aneurysm.[1][3] Financial hardship caused the family to move to the Desire Projects neighborhood. Griffin's father was a basketball player at Kennedy High School and enlisted in the Army before he graduated.[3] He met his wife Jacqueline (née Ross) while stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado.[1]

High school career

Griffin attended Copperas Cove High School, where he was a three-sport star in basketball, football, and track for the Bulldawgs.[4] He started at quarterback for two seasons. During his junior season, he passed for 2,001 yards and 25 touchdowns with 2 interceptions, while compiling 876 rushing yards for 8 touchdowns. He received first-team All-District 16-4A honors after the season. As a senior, he recorded 1,285 rushing yards, posting 24 touchdowns, and passed for 1,356 yards for 16 touchdowns with 7 interceptions. In his senior season Copperas Cove finished with a record of 13–2, but lost in the championship game of the 2007 Class 4A Division I state playoffs. Over the two seasons, he rushed for a total of 2,161 yards and 32 touchdowns while passing for 3,357 yards and 41 touchdowns with 9 interceptions. He went to and lost 2 state championships[5]

Track

In track, Griffin broke state records for the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. He ran the 110-meter hurdles in 13.55 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 35.33 seconds. The 300 hurdles time was 1/100th of a second short of tying the national high school record at the time. He was also a gold medalist in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles on the AAU track and field circuit. In 2007, as a junior, he was rated the No. 1 high school 400-meter intermediate hurdler in the country, and was tied at No. 1 for the 110-meter sprint hurdler in the nation. His personal best in the 110-meter hurdles, 13.46 sec, ranked fifth in the world among junior athletes in 2007 (behind Noga, Brathwaite, Dutch, and Vladimir Zhukov),[6] while his best 2007 time in the 400-meter hurdles, 49.56 sec—his personal best until 2008—led all juniors worldwide for that year.[7] Also as a junior, Griffin received the Gatorade Texas Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year award,[5] and was named to USA Today′s 2007 All-USA Track and Field team.[8] His personal best in the 400-meter hurdles was achieved on May 18, 2008, with a time of 49.22 seconds.[9]

Personal bests
Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
110-meter hurdles 13.46 Knoxville, Tennessee August 2, 2007[6]
300-meter hurdles 35.33 Austin, Texas May 11, 2007[10]
400-meter hurdles 49.22 Boulder, Colorado May 18, 2008[9]

College recruitment

Rivals.com, a college football recruiting service, ranked Griffin the fourth-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the 42nd-best player in Texas in the high school prospect class of 2008.[11] During the college recruiting period, Griffin was pursued by Stanford, Tennessee, Kansas, Nebraska, Houston, Tulsa, Illinois, Washington State, and Oregon. Griffin initially committed to play for Houston under head coach Art Briles. When Briles left Houston to take the head coaching position at Baylor, Griffin switched his commitment and eventually signed a letter of intent to play for Baylor,[12] in part because the university also had a top track and field program.[13]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Robert Griffin
QB
Copperas Cove, Texas Copperas Cove HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.4 Dec 3, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4 stars
   Rivals:
4 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 12 (QB)   Rivals: 4 (Dual-threat QB)  ESPN: 40 (QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Baylor Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2008 Baylor Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.

College career

Griffin graduated from high school a semester early, after serving as class president and ranking seventh in his class.[13] He began attending Baylor University during the spring 2008 semester when he was 17 years old. As a member of Baylor's track and field team, Griffin finished in first place in the 400-meter hurdles at both the Big 12 Conference Championship and the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship meets; he also broke the NCAA Midwest Regional 400-meter hurdles record. He placed third in the NCAA meet and also participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials, in which he advanced to the semifinals. Griffin graduated in three years with a bachelor's degree in political science and a 3.67 GPA, while appearing on the dean's list twice.[13] During his final year of college sports eligibility, he was studying for a master's degree in communications.[14]

2008 season

As a true freshman playing for the Bears, Griffin earned Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year honors.[15] He started 11 of 12 games his freshman season. He made his collegiate debut in a loss to Wake Forest, where he was 11 of 19 for 125 passing yards and had 29 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[16] In the upset 41–21 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies, he recorded 13 of 23 passes for 241 yards, 2 touchdowns, no interceptions, and no sacks.[17][18] Griffin garnered Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors from the league's coaches (who are not allowed to vote for their own players) as well as the media.

The team finished the season with a 4–8 record (2–6 Big 12).[19][20]

2009 season

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Griffin III at 2009 Meet the Bears scrimmage.

Griffin sat out for the remainder of the 2009 season after sustaining an isolated tear to his ACL in the first half of the third game, his third start of his sophomore year. The Bears picked up a 68–13 victory over Northwestern State.[21][22]

Baylor finished the season with a 4–8 record (1–7 Big 12).[23]

2010 season

Griffin was granted redshirt status so he entered the 2010 season as a sophomore. According to the bylaws, players who are injured after playing less than 30 percent of the season may be eligible (Griffin was injured during the third game of the 2009 season, with 25 percent of the season completed).[24] Overall, he finished the season with 3,501 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, eight interceptions, and had 149 rushes for 635 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.[25]

Baylor finished the season with a 7–6 record (4–4 Big 12).[26]

2011 season

Coming into the 2011 season, the Baylor Bears were not expected to do well, being picked 6th in the Big 12 preseason poll.[27] The Bears opened the season against 15th-ranked TCU. The Bears took a 47–23 lead into the 4th quarter, and were able to fight off a comeback after the Horned Frogs gained the lead 48–47 briefly, only for Baylor to kick the game-winning field goal and win 50–48. They pulled off the upset in large part due to Griffin's performance; he passed for 359 yards, with 5 touchdowns and a 77.8% completion percentage. On the game-winning drive, Griffin also caught a key pass.[28] Following the win, Baylor entered the AP Poll rankings for only the third time in the previous 15 seasons, at 20th,[29][30] and Griffin was considered by many to be a Heisman Trophy candidate.[31] After a bye week, Baylor shut out Stephen F. Austin State University 48–0, and Griffin went 20 of 22 (90.9%) for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for 78 yards.[32][33] In week 4, Griffin ushered Baylor to their third win, beating Rice University 56–31; Griffin completed 29 of 33 passes (87.9%) for 338 yards with 51 yards rushing and a touchdown.[34][35] In week five against Kansas State, Griffin almost brought the Bears to their fourth win, going 23 out of 31 (74.2%) for 346 yards and 5 touchdowns with only 1 interception, but they lost 36–35 to the Wildcats.[36] In week six against Iowa State, Griffin took Baylor to Iowa for their fourth win, completing 22 out of 30 (73.3%) for 212 yards, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions.[37] He won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first player from Baylor to win it.[38] Griffin also led Baylor to a 10–3 record, including a 67–56 win over the Washington Huskies in the Alamo Bowl.[39][40] With a combined 123 points, it stands as the highest-scoring regulation bowl game in NCAA history. Due to the Alamo Bowl, Griffin became the first player since Tim Tebow in 2007 to win the Heisman and not appear in the National Championship (#1 LSU faced #2 Alabama). Overall, he finished the 2011 season with 4,293 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions to go along with 179 rushes for 699 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns.[41]

Griffin, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a 3.67 grade point average in December 2010, began pursuing a Master's in communications in 2011.[42][43] On January 11, 2012, Griffin officially announced his intention to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.[44]

Statistics

Season Passing Rushing Receiving Total Offense
Cmp Att Yds Pct TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Yds
2011 291 402 4,293 72.4% 37 6 189.5 161 699 3.9 49 10 1 15 15 4,952
2010 304 454 3,501 67% 22 8 144.2 149 635 4.3 71 8 1 9 9 4,145
2009 (3 games**) 45 69 481 65.2% 4 0 142.9 27 77 2.9 17 2 0 0 0 558
2008 (12 games) 160 267 2,091 59.9% 15 3 142.0 173 843 4.9 63 13 1 0 0 2,934
Total 776 1,159 10,071 66.1% 78 17 155.35 510 2,199 4.3 71 32 3 24 8.0 12,294
      • Griffin sat out for the remainder of the 2009 season after sustaining an isolated tear to his ACL in the first half of the third game and his third start of his sophomore year.
  • In 2009, Griffin had 1 punt for 59 Yards.
  • In 2011, Griffin had 3 punts for a total of 99 yards, the longest was 39 yards.

College awards and honors

School records

Griffin set or tied 8 single-game, 26 single-season, and 20 career Baylor records.[52]

  • 2008 Rushing yards by a freshman: 843
  • 2008 Rushing yards by a QB: 843
  • 2008 Rushing yards (Game): 217[53]
  • 2008 Rushing yards Per attempt (Game): 19.7[53] vs. Washington State, (11 for 217 yards; also a conference record)
  • 2008 Rushing TDs (Season): 13 (tied)
  • 2008 Rushing TDs by a QB (Season): 13
  • 2011 Most passing yards (Season): 4,293
  • 2011 Most touchdown passes (Season): 37
  • 2011 Highest passing efficiency rating (Season): 189.5
  • 2011 Highest completion percentage (Season): 72.4
  • 2011 Most total offense (Season): 4,992
  • Most passing yards (Career): 10,366
  • Most touchdown passes (Career): 78
  • Highest passing efficiency rating (Career): 158.9
  • Highest completion percentage (Career): 67.1
  • Most total offense (Career): 12,620
  • Rushing TDs by a QB (Career): 23
  • 100-yard Rushing games by QB (Season): 4
  • 100-yard Rushing games by QB (Career): 5

Professional career

RGIII with Marines at NFL Draft 2012
Griffin (center) posing with two marines at the 2012 NFL draft.
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 2 38 in
(1.89 m)
223 lb
(101 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.41 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
24
All values from the NFL Combine[54][55]

Griffin was not perceived as a first-round draft pick prior to his junior season.[56][57][58] By midseason, however, he had drawn the attention of NFL scouts and analysts, and some started projecting he would be an early first round selection.[59][60] Towards the end of his junior season, Griffin had established himself as the No. 2 quarterback prospect for the 2012 NFL Draft, behind the unanimous first pick projection Andrew Luck.[61][62]

Griffin was widely projected to be the No. 2 pick of the draft, but the St. Louis Rams—the team originally holding the pick—had already selected Sam Bradford to be their long-term starting quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Wanting to stick with Bradford, the Rams decided to deal the pick prior to the draft, with the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins perceived as the most interested bidders. After a brief bidding process, the Redskins acquired the pick by giving the Rams four high-value draft picks over three years: their first-round picks in 2012 (No.6 overall), 2013 (No.22 overall), and 2014 (No.2 overall), as well as their second-round pick (No.39 overall) in 2012.[63]

Washington Redskins

2012 season

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Griffin during Redskins training camp in 2012

As expected, the Redskins selected Griffin with the second overall pick,[64] making him the second Baylor Bear to be drafted that high in four years (after Jason Smith in 2009), but the first Baylor quarterback to be chosen second overall since Adrian Burk in 1950.[65][66][67]

Griffin wore number 10 for the Redskins, with "Griffin III" on the back of his jersey. This made him the first player in the history of the "Big Four" professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA) to have a Roman numeral on the back of his jersey, as the NFL changed the rule in 2012 to allow players to include generational titles in their names. Griffin previously had "Griffin III" on the back of his jersey while in college, which was actually necessary in order to distinguish him from the other Robert Griffin on the Baylor team.[68] On July 18, 2012, the Redskins officially signed him to a four-year, $21.1 million contract with a $13.8 million signing bonus.[69]

On September 9, 2012, Griffin officially became the NFL's first starting quarterback who was born in the 1990s.[70] In his official debut as a starting quarterback in the NFL, Griffin opened the Redskins' season by completing 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns while adding 10 carries for 42 rushing yards in a 40–32 victory over the New Orleans Saints.[71] He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance[72] – the first time in NFL history that a rookie quarterback has been given that honor for his debut game.[73] Griffin's debut performance was further rewarded after he was named NFL Rookie of the Week,[74] and he was given that honor once again after the Redskins' win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4.[75] On October 4, he was named September's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month.[76] The next week against the Atlanta Falcons, he left the game late in the third quarter after suffering a mild concussion after receiving a blow to the head by Sean Weatherspoon.[77] He was cleared to play in the next game against the Minnesota Vikings, where he had another impressive performance that included a 76-yard rushing touchdown. The Redskins ended their home-game losing streak and Griffin was named NFL Rookie of the Week for a third time.[78][79]

On November 14 during the Redskins' bye week, the team voted Griffin an offensive co-captain.[80] Following the Redskins' 31–6 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles, he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for a second time. Griffin's performance – passing for 200 yards with 4 touchdowns, rushing for an additional 84 yards, and finishing with a perfect 158.3 passer rating – made him the first rookie in NFL history to pass for 200 yards, pass for 4 touchdowns and rush for more than 75 yards in a single game.[81][82] Along with that achievement, his performance against the Eagles made him the youngest player in NFL history, at 22 years and 284 days old, to achieve a perfect passer rating in a game.[83] This record stood until 2015, when Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for a perfect passer rating at 21 years and 318 days old in his debut.[84]

In the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 9, the Redskins would suffer another injury scare when defensive end Haloti Ngata hit Griffin directly at his right knee, twisting it in the process.[85][86] On the final drive of the fourth quarter, Griffin was tackled after rushing for 13 yards and hopped on one leg for several plays before leaving the game.[86] Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins would come in the game and lead the Redskins to a 31–28, overtime victory.[87] The next day it was confirmed that Griffin had sustained a Grade 1 LCL sprain.[88] It was decided that Griffin would sit out the next game against the Cleveland Browns to give him more time to heal and avoid the chance of further injuries.[89] He returned the next game and led the Redskins to another victory over the Eagles in Week 16. The knee injury emerged as a controversy on January 6, the day the Redskins faced the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild card game, when USA Today reported that – contrary to a previous statement made by head coach Mike Shanahan – Dr. James Andrews had not cleared Griffin to return for the post-injury plays in the December 9 game.[90] Griffin then re-injured his knee in the wild card loss to the Seahawks.[91] Griffin underwent surgery on January 9 and both his LCL and ACL were repaired.[92]

For the season, Griffin set records for highest passer rating by a rookie quarterback (102.4) and highest touchdown to interception ratio (4:1) (both since broken by Dak Prescott). Aside from the week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns where he did not play, Griffin played a vital role in helping the Redskins finish the regular season on a 7-game winning streak after starting the season 3–6, leading the team to its first playoff appearance since the 2007 season.[93][94]

On December 26, Griffin was named to enter the 2013 Pro Bowl in recognition of his successful rookie season.[95] Due to injuries on his ACL and LCL ligaments in his right knee, he was negated from the Pro Bowl roster and replaced by Drew Brees.[96] Griffin also won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.[97]

2013 season

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Griffin on a read-option run during a game against the Eagles in 2013

After some controversy over whether Griffin would be ready for the season opener (he did not play a single preseason game), he debuted in the loss to Philadelphia Eagles.[98] Griffin failed to replicate his 2012 success during the first half of the 2013 season and remained statistically below expectations until Washington's Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears. Leading the Redskins to a 45–41 victory, Griffin recorded 298 passing yards and two touchdowns,[99] including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson.[100] The Redskins' 27–6 loss against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12 was the first game in Griffin's collegiate and professional career where he failed to score a single offensive touchdown.[101] On December 11, head coach Mike Shanahan announced that Griffin would be inactive for last three games of the season and that Kirk Cousins would finish the season as the starter. He claimed that it was done in order to eliminate risk of further injury to Griffin.[102] He finished the 2013 season with 3,203 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions to go along with 86 carries for 489 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[103]

2014 season

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Griffin in 2014 with the Washington Redskins

On September 14, 2014, in Week 2, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Griffin was carted off the field after suffering a dislocated left ankle.[104] X-rays and MRIs revealed no fractures in the ankle. On October 29, it was reported that Griffin was set to return against the Minnesota Vikings in week 9.[105] The Redskins then dropped their next three games, falling to the Vikings, Buccaneers, and 49ers.[106] On November 25, it was reported that Griffin would be benched for Colt McCoy, heading into Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. After McCoy went down with a neck injury against the New York Giants, Griffin came in and looked impressive in a loss to the Giants, throwing for 236 yards and 1 touchdown passing.[107] Griffin was named the starter for the rest of the year when the Redskins put Colt McCoy on injured reserve. Griffin responded to that with a winning performance in a 27–24 victory over the Eagles. He threw for 220 yards and had one interception.[108] In the final game of the year against the Cowboys, Griffin showed strides of his rookie year. He threw for a season-high 336 yards and had 2 touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in a 44–17 loss.[109] Griffin was 2–5 as a starter in 2014 and the Redskins finished 4–12 and last place in the NFC East.[110][111]

2015 season

During Week 2 of preseason in a win over the Detroit Lions, Griffin fumbled the ball and recovered it but had a defensive lineman fall on top of him. Griffin suffered a concussion in the process and was questionable for the next game against the Ravens. Griffin was medically cleared for the game by a physician, but a few days later the same physician declared Griffin not ready for the game, thus giving backup Kirk Cousins the start. After the win over the Ravens, Cousins was named the starter for the regular season opener and onward.[112]

On September 13, 2015, it was reported that Griffin was practicing as a safety with the scout team.[113] He ended up third on the quarterback depth chart, behind Cousins and Colt McCoy, and remained inactive for the entire regular season.[114]

On March 7, 2016, Griffin was released by the Redskins.[115][116]

Cleveland Browns

Robert Griffin III 2016 preseason vs. Falcons
Griffin in 2016

On March 24, 2016, Griffin signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.[117][118] On August 8, 2016, Browns head coach Hue Jackson named Griffin the team's starting quarterback for the 2016 season.[119] Griffin was placed on injured reserve on September 12, after suffering a shoulder injury in the Browns' season opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.[120] He was activated off injured reserve on December 9, 2016, prior to Week 14 against the Bengals.[121] Griffin played in five games, all starts, in 2016, completing 87-of-147 passes for 886 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns.[122]

On March 10, 2017, Griffin was released by the Browns.[123]

Baltimore Ravens

On April 4, 2018, Griffin signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.[124] On September 2, 2018, Griffin was named the team's backup quarterback.[125] Backing up Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson, Griffin appeared in three games in the 2018 season.[126]

Career statistics

Regular season
Season Team Games Passing Sacks Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Sck SckY Att Yds Avg TD Fum Lost
2012 WAS 15 15 258 393 65.6 3,200 8.1 20 5 102.4 30 217 120 815 6.8 7 12 2
2013 WAS 13 13 274 456 60.1 3,203 7.0 16 12 82.2 38 274 86 489 5.7 0 11 4
2014 WAS 9 7 147 214 68.6 1,694 7.9 4 6 86.9 33 227 38 176 4.6 1 9 4
2015 WAS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2016 CLE 5 5 87 147 59.2 886 6.0 2 3 72.5 22 138 31 190 6.1 2 4 1
2018 BAL 2 0 2 4 50.0 21 5.3 0 0 65.6 - - - - - - - -
Total 44 40 768 1,214 63.3 9,004 7.4 42 26 88.3 123 856 275 1,670 6.1 10 36 11
Playoffs
Season Team Games Passing Sacks Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Sck SckY Att Yds Avg TD Fum Lost
2012 WAS 1 1 10 19 52.6 84 4.42 2 1 77.5 2 16 5 21 4.2 0 1 1
Total 1 1 10 19 52.6 84 4.42 2 1 77.5 2 16 5 21 4.2 0 1 1

Personal life

Griffin began dating fellow Baylor student Rebecca Liddicoat in 2009, and the two were married on July 6, 2013.[127][128] Rebecca gave birth to Griffin's first child, a daughter in 2015.[129] On August 16, 2016, it was reported that Griffin and his wife were separated and in the process of filing for divorce.[130]

In August 2016, Griffin and Estonian heptathlete Grete Šadeiko became romantically linked.[131] They were engaged on May 13, 2017.[132] In 2017, Griffin announced via Instagram the birth of his second daughter.[133][134] The couple married on March 10, 2018.[135]

Griffin grew up a fan of the Denver Broncos and Mike Shanahan, whom he played under for his first two seasons with the Redskins.[136] Griffin is a Protestant Christian, and has said his relationship with God is his "most important influence."[137][138]

Before the start of his rookie season with the Redskins, Griffin had signed a number of endorsement deals from companies such as Adidas, Castrol Motor Oil, EA Sports, EvoShield, Gatorade, Nissan, and Subway. According to ESPN's Dollars blog, Griffin had "earned more than any other rookie in NFL history before throwing his first regular-season pass," largely as a result of endorsements.[139]

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1990 Holiday Bowl

The 1990 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Texas A&M Aggies and BYU Cougars on December 29, 1990, at Jack Murphy Stadium, now known as Qualcomm Stadium, in San Diego. The game was part of the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season and was the final game of the season for both teams. Texas A&M defeated BYU 65–14.The game featured BYU's Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer, and marked the last time for more than 20 years that the season's Heisman winner would appear in a bowl before New Year's Day. This would not happen again until the 2011 Alamo Bowl, featuring Baylor's Robert Griffin III.

2011 Alamo Bowl

The 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl, the 19th edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on December 29, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as part of the 2011–12 NCAA Bowl season.

The game, which was telecast at 8:00 p.m. CT on ESPN, featured the Baylor Bears, led by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, from the Big 12 Conference versus the Washington Huskies from the Pac-12 Conference. With a total combined score of 123 points, the game is currently the highest-scoring regulation bowl game in college football history.

2011 Baylor Bears football team

The 2011 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Art Briles and played their home games at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. They are members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–3 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for third place with Oklahoma (whom they defeated during the season). The ten wins tied a school record for wins in a season while the 6–3 conference record is its best since joining the Big 12. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they beat Washington, 67–56, for their first bowl win since the 1992 John Hancock Bowl.

Junior starting quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first Baylor player to win the award.

2012 NFL season

The 2012 NFL season was the 93rd regular season of the National Football League, began on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, with the defending Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys in the 2012 NFL Kickoff game at MetLife Stadium, and ended with Super Bowl XLVII, the league's championship game, on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, with the Jim Harbaugh-coached San Francisco 49ers facing the John Harbaugh-coached Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens won 34-31. Super Bowl XLVII marked the first time two brothers were head coaches for opposing teams in the championship game.

2012 Washington Redskins season

The 2012 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 81st season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 76th representing Washington, D.C. Their home games were played at FedExField in Landover, Maryland for the 16th consecutive season. Washington played in the Eastern division of the National Football Conference (NFC). It was the third season for head coach Mike Shanahan.

The Redskins improved on their 5–11 record from the 2011 season, and ended the regular season with a 7-game winning streak to finish with a 10–6 record, leading to a NFC East division championship and a 4th seed spot in the playoffs. It was their first division title since 1999. The Redskins lost in the Wild-Card Round to the Seattle Seahawks, ending their season but marking the team's first playoff appearance since the end of the 2007 season (in which the Redskins also lost the Wild Card game to the Seahawks).

The Redskins ranked #1 in the league in rushing yards for the 2012 season. Robert Griffin III's 815 rushing yards and Alfred Morris's 1,613 rushing yards accounted for 90% of the Redskins rushing yards for 2012.

2013 Pro Bowl

The 2013 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's sixty-third annual all-star game which featured players from the 2012 season. It took place at 2:30 pm Hawaii–Aleutian Time (UTC−10:00; 7:30 pm Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game was televised nationally by NBC in place of CBS. The game was delayed for 30 minutes due to flash flood warnings.John Fox of the AFC West Denver Broncos led the AFC "home team" against a "visiting" NFC team that was coached by the Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy of the NFC North. These coaches were selected for coaching the highest seeded team to lose in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, which has been the convention since the 2009 Pro Bowl. Ed Hochuli was the game referee.Players on the winning team (NFC) each earned $50,000, while players on the losing team (AFC) earned $25,000.The Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers had the most Pro Bowl selections with nine. The Kansas City Chiefs, despite only winning two games, had six selections. Six teams, the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Diego Chargers, had no selections. Three rookie quarterbacks (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson) were selected, which is the most in Pro Bowl history.

Baylor Bears football

The Baylor Bears football team represents Baylor University in Division I FBS college football. They are a member of the Big 12 Conference. After 64 seasons at the off-campus Floyd Casey Stadium, the Bears opened the new on-campus McLane Stadium for the 2014 season. The current head coach is Matt Rhule.

Baylor Bears football statistical leaders

The Baylor Bears football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Baylor Bears football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Bears represent the Baylor University in the NCAA's Big 12 Conference.

Although Baylor began competing in intercollegiate football in 1898, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1945. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1945, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Bears have played in seven bowl games since this decision, allowing players to accumulate statistics for an additional game in those seasons.

Baylor as a team had never accumulated 5,000 yards of total offense during a single season before former head coach Art Briles arrived in 2008. However, since 2010, the Bears have averaged over 7,000 yards per season. Of the 27 offensive lists below, 25 of them include a Briles-era player in first place or a tie for first place.These lists are updated through the end of the 2017 season.

Baylor–TCU football rivalry

The Baylor–TCU football rivalry, also referred to as The Revivalry, is an American college football rivalry between the Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs. The first game of the 113-game series was played in 1899, making the rivalry one of the oldest and most played in FBS college football.

Copperas Cove Independent School District

Copperas Cove Independent School District is a public school district based in Copperas Cove, Texas (USA).

Notable alumni include Bible Group, Robert Griffin III, Charles Tillman, Juline Smith, Vontez Duff, T.J. Hollowell, Blaine Fox, and Josh Boyce .

Located in Coryell County, a small portion of the district extends into Bell County.

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.

Grete Šadeiko

Grete Šadeiko (after marriage Grete Griffin; born 29 May 1993 in Türi) is an Estonian heptathlete. At the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada she placed fourth with her personal record 5705 points, just one point behind Helga Margrét Thorsteinsdóttir. In the fall of 2012, she joined Florida State University.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Daniel Cousins (born August 19, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State, where he was the Spartans' starter from 2009 to 2011, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Originally drafted as a backup to fellow rookie Robert Griffin III, he would occasionally appear in games, along with a few starts, during his first three seasons with the team. In the 2015 preseason, Cousins replaced an injured Griffin and remained the team's starter from then until the 2017 season.

During his time with the Redskins, he set numerous franchise records and appeared in the 2017 Pro Bowl. After two years of being unable to agree with the Redskins on a long-term deal, signing two franchise tags in the process, he signed a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract as a free agent with the Vikings in 2018. At the time, this deal made him the highest paid player on a per-year basis in NFL history.

List of Cleveland Browns starting quarterbacks

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division.

Since joining the NFL in 1950, the Browns have had 57 different quarterbacks start in at least one game for the team. Pro Football Hall of Fame member Otto Graham, the team's first quarterback, led the Browns to three NFL championships in their first six seasons in the league. Since resuming operations in 1999 after a three-year vacancy, the franchise has been notable for its futility at the quarterback position. From 1999 through week 4 of the 2018 season, the team had 31 different players start at quarterback. Tim Couch, the Browns' first overall draft pick in 1999, is the only quarterback in that stretch to start all 16 games in a season for the team, having done so in 2001. The Browns have started more than one quarterback in 17 consecutive seasons.

List of NFL quarterbacks who have posted a perfect passer rating

In the National Football League (NFL), the highest official passer rating that a quarterback can achieve is 158.3, which is called a "perfect passer rating". To qualify, during a single game a quarterback must attempt at least 10 passes, have zero interceptions, have a minimum completion percentage of a 77.5%, have a minimum of 11.88% of their passes score touchdowns, and have a minimum of 12.5 yards per attempt. The passer rating was developed in 1971.Applying the formula to pre and post-1971 quarterbacks, as of November 2018, there have been 60 different players, playing in 72 distinct games, who have achieved a perfect passer rating. Four of these games have occurred in the post-season. Seven quarterbacks have achieved the feat more than once: Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning have four; Kurt Warner has three; and Craig Morton, Dave Krieg, Ken O'Brien, and Tom Brady have two.

Ben Roethlisberger is the only quarterback with multiple perfect ratings in a single regular season, when he achieved the feat twice in 2007. The San Francisco 49ers had two different quarterbacks achieve a perfect rating in the same season, with Steve Young (week 7) and Joe Montana (week 10) both earning perfect ratings. Peyton Manning had one perfect rating in the 2003 regular season and one in the post-season.

Drew Bledsoe, Robert Griffin III, and Marcus Mariota are the only quarterbacks to achieve a perfect passer rating in their rookie seasons, with Mariota being the only quarterback to post one in his NFL debut.

Five of these performances were in a losing cause, though Chad Pennington is the only quarterback to play from start to finish and earn both a loss and a perfect rating. Twelve quarterbacks have had a game where they earned a perfect 158.3 passer rating and also a game where they earned a 0.0 the lowest possible passer rating during their careers: Otto Graham, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, James Harris, Bob Lee, Craig Morton, Dan Fouts, Eli Manning, and Peyton Manning.

On 8 November 2018, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became the most recent person to achieve a perfect passer rating.

List of Washington Redskins starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, and its predecessors the Boston Braves (1932) and Boston Redskins (1933–1936). The Washington Redskins franchise was founded in Boston, Massachusetts as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise. The name was changed the following year to the Redskins. For the 1937 NFL season, the franchise moved to Washington, D.C., where it remains based.Of the 50 Redskins starting quarterbacks, two have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Sammy Baugh and Sonny Jurgensen.

NCAA Football 13

NCAA Football 13 is an American football video game published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon.

It is the successor to NCAA Football 12 in the NCAA Football series.

Rob Parker (sports journalist)

Rob Parker (born January 10, 1964) is an American sports anchor for 7 Action News at 10pm on TV20 Detroit and a contributor to Fox Sports 1's show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. Prior to that, he was a sports columnist for ClickOnDetroit.com and a regular commentator on WDIV-TV Local 4 Sports Final Edition. Parker previously served as a sports columnist for The Detroit News and was a member of ESPN'S First Take program.

Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin may refer to:

Robert Griffin (offensive lineman) (born 1989), American football offensive lineman

Robert Griffin III (born 1990), American football quarterback

Robert F. Griffin (1924–1999), American Roman Catholic priest

Robert G. Griffin (born 1942), professor of chemistry

Robert P. Griffin (1923-2015), United States Senator

Robert U. Griffin, jazz trombonist

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