Subway doesn’t usually pick athletes to tout their world-famous sandwiches unless they have that world-champion feel to them, so perhaps it’s a good sign that Redskins’ rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III recently spent an entire day filming Subway commercials.
NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport recently followed Griffin III around for a day as he shot scenes for the sub sandwich empire.
The piece discusses Griffin III’s new life as the No. 2 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft — which has meant adjustments for Griffin III and his family.
“We’ve been pretty busy, pretty crazy, a lot of traveling, going from here to there,” Griffin III’s fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat, told Rapoport. “But throughout it all, he’s focused on football. What he really wants to be doing is working.”
But we also learned that Griffin III isn’t much different from you or I. For example, Griffin III enjoys scarfing down a Subway sandwich as much as the next guy.
Rapoport discovered Griffin III endorses Subway — much like he does a few other brands — because that’s what he actually uses and enjoys (he ate Subway for lunch each day at Baylor, according to the article).
And that’s good for Griffin III’s physique because, as we learned in the 1996 hit film “Happy Gilmore,” eating three Cold Cut Combo sandwiches a day helped keep main character and golfer Happy Gilmore strong en route to winning the Gold Jacket.
Griffin III’s Subway commercials were also being filmed at the same time that the U.S. Olympic Trials in track & field were underway in Eugene, Ore.
Griffin III — a 2007 Gatorade Texas boys track athlete of the year and All-American in track at Baylor — said he still thinks about pursuing his track dreams.
“My dad was talking to me about it (Wednesday night) and he was saying that a lot of my peers, the guys that I beat growing up, are running at the trials,” said Griffin, the former Baylor hurdler. “And … it does suck. I mean, that’s the only way to say it. It sucks. But I’m definitely fortunate to be in the situation that I am, being in the NFL, being a franchise quarterback for a team with the opportunity to go out and do an infinite amount of things.”
Griffin then smiled as he said, “If I wake up one day and it’s 2016 and I say I want to go run the hurdles again, I can do that.”
Filming Subway commercials, speedily clearing hurdles and being under center for the Washington Redskins: Is there anything this guy can’t do?
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