The Washington Post chronicles Robert Griffin III’s first season: his adjustment to the NFL, his cultural assimilation into the nation’s capital and his emergence as a locker room leader.
From Texas to Washington, from regional hero to national pitchman, from college student to multimillionaire, from the face of a small private university to that of one of the most valuable franchises in U.S. pro sports.
Redskins rookie quarterback’s family hails from New Orleans, where he spent formative time as a youth.
The quarterback’s life has not been defined by race, yet he can’t escape the special meaning he has for many African Americans in Washington.
FACE OF THE FRANCHISE | It’s rare in the NFL that a rookie is a team leader, but Robert Griffin III has become just that.