Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Washington Redskins second-year star signal-caller Robert Griffin III is among the most talked about players in the NFL today, and for good reason.  The 6-2, 217-pound quarterback burst onto the scene in his rookie campaign, completing 258 of 393 passes (65.6 percent) for 3,200 yards with a 20:5 TD-to-INT rate in 15 games (all starts). He also led the league in rushing among quarterbacks with 815 yards and seven scores on 120 carries (6.8 YPC) and led the ‘Skins to seven consecutive wins en route to their first division title since 1999. Photo Credit: Redskins.com But Griffin—one of the NFL’s 10 best role models—also receives praise for the way he leads by example off-the-field.  His journey to the NFL began over 7,000 miles away in Okinawa, Japan, where Griffin—the son of military parents—was born at an army base in 1990.  His family left for the U.S. when he was three-years-old and had settled in Waco, TX by the time he was seven. RGIII started spending hours with his dad on the pra
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