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Griffin III: Sporting News Rookie Of Year

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 22, 2013 – 2:19 pm

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Anyone getting sick of reading about awards for Robert Griffin III? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Sporting News has announced the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year award, and it should come as no surprise that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is the recipient. Griffin III was selected from a rookie class that included three playoff starting quarterbacks and two stud running backs, including teammate Alfred Morris.

Of the 800 voters, Griffin III received 363 votes, followed by Colts qaurterback Andrew Luck (213), Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (124) and Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (57).

Rather than bore you with the same statistical comparison that we’ve offered for every other award, let’s review the superlatives that Sporting News writer Clifton Brown gives No. 10: Read more »

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Redskins Weekly Social Media Spotlight

Posted by Chris Herting on January 22, 2013 – 11:55 am


Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.

LT Trent Williams (@TrentW71) demonstrated growth and maturity in 2012 after dealing with some off-the-field issues in 2011. He was able to overcome adversity and bounce back this year to separate himself as one of the premier tackles in the game.

The coaching staff entrusted him with the all-important task of protecting QB Robert Griffin III’s blindside, ultimately leading to a Pro Bowl selection for his outstanding play.

Last Friday, No. 71 sat down to participate in a Twitter Takeover of the @Redskins Twitter account and answered fan questions. In case you missed it, here’s how it went: Read more »

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