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Griffin III Smooth On “The Tonight Show”

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 18, 2012 – 8:42 am

(via Twitter @RGIII)

Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III had the opportunity to talk about everything from his upbringing, academics, Heisman trophy, famous socks, his proposal — and even his beatboxing skills — Thursday night as a guest on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.

Griffin III, who was Leno’s second guest of the night, joining actor Hugh Laurie, spoke with the talk-show host for more than eight minutes, and even had gifts for the two stars — a pair of socks.

You can see Griffin III’s full conversation on the show by clicking here.

The 2011 Heisman award winner came out on the stage as “The Tonight Show” band played “Hail to the Redskins,” and wooed the crowd with a story about how he proposed to his girlfriend after a football game at Baylor.

“(I) had a guy in there playing guitar, I sang her a song, had candles in the middle of the field with her family, my family, holding them,” Griffin III told Leno. “I had to do it the right way.”

When asked when the wedding was, Griffin said, “Sometime next year.”

“I’ve got to focus on that playbook,” the rookie quarterback told Leno.

Griffin III was even afforded the opportunity to showcase his beatboxing abilities. Personally, I couldn’t tell if it was him beatboxing or the drummer playing from “The Tonight Show.”

Griffin III Thursday night became the first active Redskin to appear on “The Tonight Show” in its current format. Four other former Redskins have also made appearances; quarterback Joe Theismann tops that list with three appearances, while Deion Sanders, coach Mike Shanahan and Jason Taylor have made one appearance apiece, according to “The Tonight Show” staffers.

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20 Responses to “Griffin III Smooth On “The Tonight Show””

  1. By sidman on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    you go RG3 you are a class act you can tell you were brought up right!!! im glad you are a redskin HTTR!!!!!!

  2. By sidman on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    now all you have too do is be smooth on the football field bro!! HTTR.

  3. By SatchMan on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Every time I see something on RG3 I am more and more impressed with him as a person and leader. Can’t wait for a long run of winning seasons with him at the helm. HTTR !!!!

  4. By jaybird on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    #10 seemed genuinely comfortable with Jay and House – but he doesn’t get the fact that people will dislike him if he appears too perfect. A few character flaws or struggles -(not on the field please!), will humanize him to his fans.We don’t really want a Superhero- we want a realistic vision of the potential of ourselves – tangible and completely familiar.
    His energy was strong, although he may regret his sock merchandising effort as naive some time in the future.

  5. By Jason on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    They didnt mention the Redskins once during the entire interview

  6. By ImproperRedskin on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Finer than frog’s hair, he was.

  7. By enrique flores on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Glad you are part of the Redskins, I am from Cancún in Mexico, avery season I try to be in one or two games, Be a Redskins Fan make me feel very proud, Never forget that WIN is everything, I will not wish you good Luck, because good Luck is for people with no Talent my friend, and You have it, HAIL TO THE REDSKINS !!!!

  8. By Bigbake on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    The appearance was about him as a person, and not about the Redskins, and I thought he still represented us well. Football is for awhile, but personality is for ever. Live for you and your family, and you’ll be just fine.

  9. By joshua sudduth on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    He is good player lol

  10. By joshua sudduth on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Hail to the Redskins, Hail RG3

  11. By Fast_Ed-d on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Very excited to see RGIII begin his journey in the Redskins. He was composed and humble during the interview! HAIL!

  12. By Chris R on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Geez, how can anyone NOT like this kid? Unless his entire life has been fabricated somehow, there is nothing questionable or suspicious about him. His character seems flawless and his personality shines through. The only question that remains is whether or not he will succeed in the NFL and more importantly, solidify the Redskins QB position for years.

  13. By joshua sudduth on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    fight 4 old dc

  14. By Chris Aitken on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    That’s nice, now let’s get to work.

  15. By joshua sudduth on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    redskins got RG3 fuck u dallas

  16. By joshua sudduth on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    good luck to u this season from NFL fans across the us of a

  17. By joshua sudduth on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    this is good for the ppl of the organization

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