• Faith: Christian
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  February 12, 1990

Robert Griffin III, nicknamed RG3 or RGIII, is a former football quarterback who played in the NFL for eight seasons, most notably with the Washington Redskins. He played college football for the Baylor Bears, winning the Heisman Trophy as a senior and was selected second overall by the Redskins in the 2012 NFL draft. Griffin set league records for the highest rookie passer rating and touchdown-interception ratio while leading the Redskins to their first division title since 1999, earning him Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl honors.

Following a severe knee injury he suffered in the playoffs, Griffin was unable to duplicate his success and lost his starting position in 2015 to Kirk Cousins. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, but his tenure was also afflicted by injuries, resulting in his release at the end of the season. After a year in free agency, he joined the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 and played his last three seasons as a backup. Griffin was born in Okinawa, Japan, where his parents, Robert Griffin Jr. and Jacqueline, both U.S. Army sergeants, were stationed. The family later lived at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Washington, and then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. They eventually settled in Copperas Cove, Texas, in 1997 after retiring from the military.

Griffin attended Copperas Cove High School in Texas, where he was a three-sport star in basketball, track and football for the Bulldawgs. He started at quarterback for two seasons. During his junior year season, he passed for 2,001 yards and 25 touchdowns with two interceptions while compiling 876 rushing yards for eight 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 seven interceptions. In his senior year, 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 nine interceptions. He went to and lost two state championships.

Griffin graduated from high school a semester early after serving as class president and ranking seventh in his class. He started attending Baylor University during the spring 2008 semester when he was 17 years old. He 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. During his last year of college sports eligibility, he was studying for a master's degree in communications.

What religion is Robert Griffin III?

Griffin is an evangelical Christian and has said that his relationship with God is his "most important influence." As an analyst and former NFL star, Griffin understands the importance of taking each day in stride and focusing on the right things. He also understands that, first and foremost, he's a believer. In one interview, Griffin said, "I am a believer...I know I'm not perfect. I haven't been perfect my entire life. I've made mistakes, but I think God understands that, and that's about a relationship with God, to be able to confess your sins and move forward."

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