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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.

A guide to RGIII having a successful season for the Redskins

(Alex Brandon / AP)

As preseason looms, let’s look at five things quarterback Robert Griffin III has to do to spark a turnaround season.

Robert Griffin III’s chill factor goes to 11 in new Champs Sports ad

Griffin’s good vibes are free on the fictional QVG shopping network.

Robert Griffin III confused with Shakespearean villain in ‘SI for Kids’

Magazine imagines what NFL stars, including the Redskins QB, would write to their parents from ‘summer’ camp.

Griffin: Pass-catching back will help improve the offense

As he and his players work to develop an identity on offense, Jay Gruden has stressed that diversity will be key for Washington’s success.


Less zone-read for RG3 under Redskins coach Gruden

Robert Griffin III faked the handoff to Alfred Morris and took off down the left sideline, showing the burst of speed that helped him become the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012.

RGIII: Zone-read plays will always remain at least a small part of offense

During a portion of the 11-on-11 action in Wednesday’s practice, 2012 Robert Griffin III resurfaced.

RGIII wants fans to learn ‘who the real Robert Griffin is’

RGIII doesn’t want last year’s ‘false reports’ to cloud peoples’ judgment of him and wants fans to get to know the “real Robert.”

Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III are neighbors

The Redskins coach and quarterback played Scattergories together this summer.

RGIII could more closely resemble his teammates in 2014

Robert Griffin III is coming out from behind the podium in 2014. That’s a good thing.

RGIII: Improvement evident five days into training camp

Quarterback encouraged after first five practices of training camp.


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