Robert Griffin III won the 2011 Heisman trophy running away. He was a world-class track star in high school and converted to an athletic, play-making, dual-threat quarterback in college. Most significantly, he made a successful comeback from season-ending knee surgery which derailed his 2009 season in the third game. He is a comeback player who owns or shares 30 Baylor records. Now with the Washington Redskins, in 2012 he led them to win the NFC East. He also won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
It seems like there is always something special to be said about RGIII, from His dynamic story, having to work his way back from season ending knee surgery, to his thrilling comeback finishes he has provided time and time again. Now, after off-season knee surgery yet again, he is expected to lead is team to even higher heights.
RGIII is quoted as saying that the moment he won the Heisman was ”Unbelievably believable. Unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work. The hotter the heat, the harder the steal. No pressure, no diamonds. We compete. We win.” Continue reading