Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III relocated to Texas for several offseason events this week, and found some time to cheer on his alma mater’s men’s basketball team in their big matchup against Kansas.
Griffin III wore a personalized No. 10 Baylor basketball jersey and received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Apparently, he earned it.
Griffin III proved once again that he can be a good-luck charm, as the Baylor Bears (18-13) shocked the visiting Kansas Jayhawks (26-5), 81-58, to keep the Jayhawks from the Big 12 regular-season title.
It turns out that Griffin III provided the team with more than a familiar face in the crowd.
He actually gave the underdog Bears a pep talk at the Bears’ last practice (via SI columnist Seth Davis, who interviewed Baylor coach Scott Drew after the game):
SI.com: I saw RG3 was at the game, did he bring you luck?
Drew: He gets the credit for the pep talk on Friday in practice. He came in and shared what the Redskins talked about when they had their backs against the wall at 3-6.
He’s a huge basketball fan. He was a very good basketball player in high school. He was just phenomenal with our guys. If he ever retires from football, he can be a great coach.
In the mean time, he’s a great fan. After the game, Griffin III took to twitter (@RGIII) to share in his excitement
Tonight was a magical night for the Seniors and Baylor Nation
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 10, 2013
Seeing the mutual emotion between Griffin III and his alma mater is pretty special, understanding all that he did for that athletic department during his time at the school.
Even after taking his talents to the Nation’s Capital, Griffin III still has the ability to deliver the people of Waco, Texas with something to remember forever.
[Tip of the cap to the Washington Post, who had this as well.]
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