Robert Griffin III voted rookie of the week

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has earned Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week honors for a second time this season, the league announced Friday afternoon.

Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III orchestrated a game-winning drive to improve the Redskins’ record to 2-2. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Griffin, the second overall pick of the 2012 draft, on Sunday completed 26 of 35 passes for 323 yards and rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown on seven carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Griffin directed a seven-play comeback drive that ended with Washington kicker Billy Cundiff making a 41-yard field goal to lift his team to victory with three seconds remaining on the clock.

It marks the second time this season that Griffin has earned rookie of the week honors, which are decided by a national fan vote on Griffin earned Week 1 honors after leading Washington to a 40-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Griffin this week beat out New England running back Brandon Bolden, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill and St. Louis Kicker Greg Zuerlein for Rookie of the Week honors.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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