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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III led the Redskins to the 2012 playoffs and won the NFL’s 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year award after a season in which he threw for 3,200 yards and 20 TDs and ran for 815 yards and 7 TDs. His 102.4 passer rating was a rookie record. In a Jan. 6 playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Griffin suffered a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and re-injured his anterior cruciate ligament, which he originally tore in 2009 as a sophomore at Baylor. Griffin won the 2011 Heisman trophy, and was selected by the Washington Redskins with the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin threw for for 4,293 yards, 37 touchdowns and six interceptions and rushed for 699 yards and 10 TDs in his senior season. Griffin further impressed NFL teams at the scouting combine. His 40-yard dash (4.41 seconds) and 39-inch vertical leap were tops among quarterbacks. In order to draft Griffin, the Redskins traded up to the No. 2 pick in the draft, sending the sixth overall pick and their second-round selection in the 2012 draft and first-rounders in 2013 and 2014 to the St. Louis Rams. Griffin threw for 78 touchdowns and just 17 interceptions in his college career. He played in just three games in 2009 because of his torn ACL.

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Give Robert Griffin III some space and he just might be a star again in Washington

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

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Robert Griffin III needs to refine his skills off the field as much as on it

(Rob Carr / Getty Images)

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Robert Griffin III cherishes Baylor tribute, turns attention to season opener

Robert Griffin III described Baylor University’s unveiling of a statue of him as “really cool.”

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RG3 statue, boats on water at Baylor’s new stadium

(LM Otero / Associated Press)

RG3 in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor.

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