After a glittering college career with the Baylor University football team – Baylor Bears, American football quarterback – Robert Griffin III was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The talented player had an impeccable rookie season with the Redskins, which earned him the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2012 award. However, Griffin’s career was marred by injuries in the years following his debut season. After spending the entire 2017 season as a free agent, Robert Griffin III moved to the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 in the hope of reshaping his once-promising career.
Robert Griffin III’s Bio
Robert Lee Griffin III was born in Japan on February 12, 1990. His mother Jacqueline (née Ross) and father Robert Jr. both served in the United States Army and were stationed at the United States military base in Okinawa, Japan. Upon their return to the United States, the family moved around several military bases before finally settling in Copperas Cove, Texas.
During his high school years at Copperas Cove High School, Robert Griffin was a three-sport athlete, playing basketball, soccer, and athletics. The multitalented boy excelled in soccer and athletics and was the toast of many college recruiters. Griffin eventually chose Baylor University and joined the school in 2008. Both on and off the field, he continued to perform at his best, winning the Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year award. He also made history as the first Baylor University player to win the Heisman Trophy. He completed his studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
As predicted by many observers, Robert Griffin III was selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft as the second overall choice. He signed a four-year contract with the club in July 2012. In his official NFL debut on September 9, Griffin scored 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns, while he added 10 carries for 42 stormy yards in the Redskins’ 40-32 triumph over the New Orleans Saints. This epic performance earned him both the NFC Offensive Player of the Week and the NFL Rookie of the Week honor.
Robert Griffin III also made history as the first NFL rookie to jump more than 200 yards with 4 touchdowns and over 75 yards in one game, a feat he accomplished in the Redskins’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles on November 14. Although his rookie season was thwarted by injury, Griffin was still the rookie quarterback with the highest passer-by rating (102.4) and the highest touchdown to interception ratio (4:1). He was nominated to play in the 2013 Pro Bowl, which he eventually missed due to injury.
His injury problems continued throughout the entire preseason and into the 2013 season. He finished the season with 3,203 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He also scored 489 yards with 1 touchdown. In his last season (2014) with the Redskins, Griffin started nine games in which he scored 147 of 214 passes over 1,694 yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, along with 176 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown. He did not play any games in the 2015 season and was released from the club when his rookie contract expired in March 2016.
Robert Griffin III joined the Cleveland Browns on March 24, 2016, and was named the team’s starting quarterback for the 2016 season. However, he suffered a shoulder injury at the beginning of the season that put him offside for most of the season. He only started 5 games, in which he played 87 of 147 passes for 886 yards and 2 touchdowns with 3 interceptions. He also had 190 rushing yards with 2 rushing touchdowns. Griffin was released from the Browns in March 2017 and spent the entire 2017 season as a free player. In April 2018 he joined the Baltimore Ravens under a 1-year contract.
Is Robert Griffin III Married? Girlfriend
On March 10, 2018, Robert Griffin married the Estonian-born sportswoman Grete Šadeiko. Apparently, the couple met in August 2016 and became engaged in May 2017, and the couple’s first child, Gloria Griffin, was born on July 2, 2017.
Prior to his current relationship, Robert Griffin was married to Rebecca Liddicoat. The duo met during their studies at Baylor University. After being together for about 4 years, Griffin married Rebecca Liddicoat on July 6, 2013. Their marriage lasted 3 years and they had a child together. On May 21, 2015, they welcomed their only child together, a daughter named Reese Ann Griffin.
Robert Griffin III began his professional career in the National Football League as one of the most promising prospects. His net worth is currently estimated at $13 million. This amount is expected to be even higher as Griffin is eager to end his career.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Robert Griffin III stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 2 inches. The talented quarterback holds a weight of 99 kg (218 lbs).