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Redskins-Bucs: Robert Griffin III nails field goal in warmups

Griffin after the 30-17 win against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Griffin also showed off some acting skills this summer during his numerous television commercials. In training camp, on rookie talent show night, Griffin gave teammates a listen to his singing abilities.

On Wednesday night, Griffin revealed yet another talent. Ruled out for the game to avoid the risk of injury, Griffin took the field for a series of conditioning drills and to throw to receivers who warmed up for the game.

Once he was done, however, Griffin walked over to the 10-yard line where long-snapper Nick Sundberg, holder Sav Rocca and new kicker Billy Cundiff were warming up. Griffin stepped in and attempted a 20-yard field goal. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback split the uprights like a natural, grinned, raised his arms in triumph and jogged off the field to the cheers of fans in the first few rows of the lower bowl.

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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