You’re walking down the hallway to your third period physics class, wearing your letterman jacket with an impressive number of patches recognizing your athletic prowess. You’re desperately waiting for the final school bell to chime so you can enjoy your “freedom” for the rest of the day.
Secondary school is a fundamental building block to the growth of teenagers across the nation. Ask around, and chances are you’ll get a handful of students who thoroughly enjoyed their experience as well as a group of kids who never want to go back again.
One Redskins player who loved his high school days, has been giving back to the school and program that gave him the attributes necessary to have a promising career in the NFL.
During his homecoming, he was also treated to a pleasant surprise that he won’t soon forget.
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He’s the only player in the NFL to have posted at least 10 sacks (16) and two interception returns for touchdown (two) over the last two seasons, he’s fresh off his first Pro Bowl, and although he’s not a heartthrob for opposing quarterbacks, YOU could win his autographed jersey this Valentine’s Day.
Enter the Redskins’ “Pin It to Win It Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes” by 11:59 p.m. ET Feb. 13, and you could win a signed Ryan Kerrigan jersey, plus a select Redskins Team Store item that you pinned!
Here are items that you can choose from: Robert Griffin III Earrings, Ladies Redskins Sweatshirt, Robert Griffin III My Crush T-Shirt, Ladies Neon Look At Me! Tee, New Era Hidden Name Hat, 47 Brand Clean Up Hat, Nike Just Do It T-Shirt, Redskins Cleatus Robot, Redskins Hoodie Purse, and a Robert Griffin III Poster
Entering the contest is easy. Here’s how. Read more »
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What do Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III have in common?
Since the Associated Press began awarding NFL Rookie of the Year following the 1967 season, they are the only two quarterbacks to have won the Heisman one year and NFL Rookie of the Year the next.
Both quarterbacks experienced success right out of the gate, defying many critics who questioned whether their duel-threat skillsets would translate to the faster NFL game.
However, in the team’s Week 13 Monday Night Football Matchup vs. the Giants, Griffin III broke Cam Newton’s NFL record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback (706 in 2011). He finished the season with 815 yards rushing.
The rookie was voted NFL Rookie of the Week seven times, compared to Cam Newton’s three. In fact, the only quarterback to claim more rookie of the year awards since its’ inception (2002) was Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who won nine (2004).
Overall, Newton threw for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns, and an 84.5 quarterback rating through the air, along with 706 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground in his rookie season; pretty impressive to say the least.
Griffin amassed 20 touchdowns, 3,200 yards, and a 102.4 quarterback rating to accompany 815 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He joined QB Randall Cunningham (1990) as the only players in NFL history to surpass the 3,000-yard mark passing and rush for 800-plus yards.
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