Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/16/13
With only one season under his belt, Robert Griffin III has become something of a symbol of hope for the Washington Redskins. The quarterback led the Redskins to their first playoff appearance since 2007, was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and, just seven months after tearing ACL and LCL in his right knee, is already back on the practice field. His impact and inspiration is no doubt large, so it’s not necessarily surprising what happened Wednesday at Redskins training camp. Nonetheless, it was still pretty cool. On Wednesday, Griffin had the chance to meet Rico Felix, a 13-year-old Redskins fan who seems to be a big fan of the star quarterback. Felix was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his right leg and he has worn a prosthetic ever since. It’s not just any prosthetic leg, though — the one Felix wears has a likeness of Griffin’s head emblazoned on it. So, when Griffin met the young man Wednesday, he was understandably at a loss for words. “I’m speechless,” Griffin said upon seeing the leg, according to CBSSports.com. “I don’t know what I can say about that, except that it’s an honor.” Griffin signed Felix’s leg Wednesday, but he also went one step further — he dedicated the 2013 Redskins season to him. “We’re gonna do it this year,” Griffin said as he shook hands with him. “We’re gonna do it for you.” Rico, who has to regularly get a new prosthetic leg as his bones grow, said he was inspired by Griffin, who recovered quickly from the injuries he sustained to return. “He … he’s inspiring,” Felix said before meeting Griffin. “When he got his leg surgery, it reminded me of me. See, as I grow, my bone grows, so I have to have a surgery. But he inspired me to get back up on my feet after I had surgery.” Check out some photos of Griffin and Felix in the tweet below. #Redskins @RGIII tells young fan "I'd be honored" when he was asked to sign his prosthetic leg. #HTTR http://t.co/up5hYVYSL4—   (@Redskins) August 14, 2013 Filed under: Headlines, NFL, Stephen Hewitt

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Vlade Divac indicates DeMarcus Cousins’ agents killed other deal

Report: Julius Thomas traded to Dolphins

Joe Mixon likely to go undrafted in April?

Belichick officially updates boat’s name to ‘VII Rings’

Canseco warns humanity about robot takeover in Twitter rant

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rick Ankiel drank vodka before pitching in 2000 NLDS

Kings throw shade at Cousins in press release announcing trade

Report: Jets tampered with Revis through private phones, secret meetings

Calipari shoots down talk of him leaving Kentucky for Pelicans

Report: Carmelo prefers trade to Clippers or Lakers

Report: Kings blowing up roster, putting Darren Collison, Ben McLemore on block

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Is the NBA All-Star Game worth saving?

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

The Rewind: Michael Jordan's last All-Star Game

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher with 200 or more wins since 1961

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker