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Griffin III Celebrates Another Special Day!

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 12, 2013 – 5:39 pm

Robert Griffin III

(AP Photo)

Today marks a special day for one member of the Washington Redskins.

This individual is relatively new to Redskins Nation, as he has only been part of this historic franchise for less than a year. His impact in his stint so far has been nothing short of amazing.

He is a former Heisman winner, the reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, a Pro Bowler, a captain, and the creator of the 2012 sensation known simply as “Griffining”.

The man of course is none other than quarterback Robert Griffin III!

Robert was born on February 12, 1990 in Japan to a military family, but spent the majority of his upbringing in Texas where he attended Baylor University before hearing his name called by Commissioner Roger Goodell as the Redskins had selected him to take the reigns under center.

In case you can’t remember all the birthday boy’s accomplishments in his time at Redskins Park, relive some of the moments here!

On April 26, 2012, Goodell stood behind the podium at the center of the NFL universe and utter words that Redskins Nation won’t soon forget.

“With the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Robert Griffin III.”

From that moment a star was born in the nation’s capital. The impression he left off the field was just as incredible as what he did on it. His popularity rose to unprecedented levels as his jersey was the top seller for the year.

In his debut, Griffin III lit up the Saints defense. On his first career touchdown pass, he connected with Pierre Garçon on an 88-yard strike to while getting knocked over. As he sat  up to see if Garçon had gone the distance, he pointed two fingers high to the sky and “Griffining” was instantly born.

In week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings, Griffin III showed everyone that his arm isn’t his only weapon as he showed his lethal speed, shredding the Vikings defense on a 76-yard touchdown scamper.

And finally, he capped off his history-making season by giving back to the fans by providing them with their first home playoff game in 13 years.

The fans aren’t the only ones who have become infatuated with this young man. His teammates know firsthand just how good he is and want to wish him well on his 23rd birthday!

Safety Jordan Bernstine:

Wide receiver Pierre Garçon:

Cornerback Richard Crawford:

Happy birthday once again, Robert we hope you have a great day! Comment below to personally wish him a happy birthday!


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17 Responses to “Griffin III Celebrates Another Special Day!”

  1. By aprilwalker2013 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

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  2. By Nawaf on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    Happy Birthday RG3 !!! 23 is a great year, get healthy and HTTR !!!

  3. By alfonso bernal on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    Happy birthday RG3! Can’t wait til we see you play again, thank you for everything

  4. By jill on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    happy birthday robert!!! hope you have a wonderful day & hope 23 is an amazing year for you :)) can’t wait to see you next season leading our team to another great year!! best quarterback in the nfl!!!! god bless and HTTR!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By joe qiuntero on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    happy birthday Robert hope its fill with love with your family and friends god bless you in these day

  6. By Melissa on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    Happy birthday Robert! As February 12 happens to be my birthday also I feel honored to share this day with you. Thank you for all you have done for my beloved redskins! HTTR

  7. By Melissa on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    Happy birthday Robert! As my birthday happens to be February 12 I am honored to share this special day with you. HTTR!

  8. By Redskins.com on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Melissa–

    Happy birthday to you as well! HTTR

  9. By Kimmie on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    I know your birthday was yesterday. Didn’t have a chance to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
    Feel better soon and get back to football. It needs you!!!

  10. By Amin on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Happy 23rd Birthday RGIII thanks for an amazing year at Baylor and The Alamo Bowl on through the off Season. You gave me a reason as a Fan to want you more than Peyton Manning Andrew Luck or any other QB that couldve took that place Under Center knowing that you were still on the Board after 1st Pick was the Greatest feeling. Rob your a great leader, Person and Role Model for all Blacks because of you Success besides Football you changed my life in a way cause i see what can happen for those who believe in their abilties an train hard. Thanks for Turning our Team around Rob an Stay more durable out there everyteam would want a QB like you Esp. Us (Redskins) it been a long time since we entered the Playoffs and Beat every NFC East Oppenent for a on to win the Championship and you did it at 70% percent.I think Sean Taylor as well as other Redskins family are Greatful as well as yourself and remember “No Pressure No Diamonds.” -Amin

  11. By Kay Watson on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Happy birthday! You have accomplished so much in your 23 years! Continue to go with God!

  12. By Grant on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Happy birthday RGIII hope you have a great day and a speedy recovery we need you next year take us to the Bowl Baby

  13. By Lewis on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Happy Birthday RG3!!! From your fans here is Austin, Tx .

  14. By Bill on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Happy Brithday and Get Weel Soon RG!!! Have a great day and HTTR.

  15. By Marva Baxley on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Happy belated birthday? What a joy it is to have you as our quarterback. Can’t wait for you to get well but don’t hurry tomuch. Take your time and you will be just fine. Hope you have a speedy recovery for a lifetime of good health.

  16. By Saundra on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Happy belated birthday RG. Thanks for the year you brought to the DMV. You brought more joy and fun than this community has had in years and we love you for it. Stay healthy and safe, because we have some unfinished business. Take care, and HTTR.

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