Since his days as a Texas high school and college star athlete, Robert Griffin III has been busy thrilling fans with his athleticism. Whether he was hurdling opponents on the field or hurdles on the track, he was setting records through his high school and college days. At Baylor, he jumped on the scene as a Freshman quarterback, earning the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year award and ended his career with a 10-3 record, Alamo Bowl win and Heisman Trophy win for the Baylor Bears. This same leadership and poise carried into the National Football League where he sparked a struggling squad, recently leading the Redskins on a seven-game winning streak and propelling them to the top of the NFC East and into the playoffs for the first time in 7 years.
The associated press has given the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year award to Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins for a sensational season. RG3 beat out two equally yoked quarters in Andrew Luck of the colts and Russell Wilson of the Seahawks. RG3 earned 29 votes from a nation wide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league happenings. Andrew Luck received 11 votes and Wilson 10 votes.
Griffin severely injured his right knee in a wild-card round loss to the Seahawks and it is hoped that he will recover and resume competitive play. He will have time during the offseason to work on rehabilitating his knee. Let’s hope all goes well with his recovery. It would be a shame to win such a great award and then not come back completely restored.