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Robert Griffin III takes home player of the week, rookie of the week honors

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was awarded both the Pepsi Rookie of the Week and the FedEx NFL Air Player of the Week honors for his performance in the season opener against New Orleans.


Robert Griffin passing Robert Griffin III threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Griffin passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns on 19 completions and sported a 139.9 passer rating.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and Atlanta passer Matt Ryan were also in contention for the FedEx NFL Air Player of the Week award, which was decided Friday after a week-long fan voting process on

 Because of Griffin’s win, the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington will receive a donation of $2,000 on behalf of FedEx and the NFL.

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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