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RGIII Remembers Tillman’s Visit

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on October 17, 2013 – 7:00 am

Robert Griffin III in the 2007 Texas State 4A Dvision I Championship game (AP)

Robert Griffin III in the 2007 Texas State 4A Dvision I Championship game (AP)

Back then, Robert Griffin III was just a kid excited to meet a hometown hero. Now he and Bears cornerback Charles Tillman occupy the same billboard space in Copperas Cove, Texas.

In his Wednesday press conference, Griffin III told a story he knew would embarrass his fellow Army brat and Copperas Cove High School Dawg.

When asked about his relationship with Tillman, the quarterback turned the clock back to middle school, when he got to meet an NFL star nine years his senior.

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Griffin III Honored By Texas Legislature

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 12, 2013 – 3:17 pm

Robert Griffin III

Quarterback Robert Griffin III has been a busy man since his memorable debut season ended in January. He has been spotted attending various events back in the Lone Star State, has been working out at Redskins Park, and was awarded the AP Rookie of the Year at the NFL awards show on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII.

Recently, he has been spending time at his alma mater attending basketball games and being honored with the unveiling of his own street. Today, however, he was spending time under a different media spotlight.

Find out what Griffin III was doing back in Texas and what special honor he received here:

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Redskins Sign Draft Pick Robinson

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 17, 2012 – 10:51 am

The Redskins announced today that they have signed 2012 fourth-round draft pick, linebacker Keenan Robinson.

Robinson, who was the 119th overall pick in last month’s draft, played collegiately at Texas for four seasons. While there, he appeared in 51 games with 39 starts and was a two-time second team All-Big 12 selection (2010 & 2011).

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Redskins Take LB Keenan Robinson, UT

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 28, 2012 – 1:26 pm

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The Redskins continue to add to their list of Texas converts, selecting Plano-native and linebacker Keenan Robinson.  Both Robert Griffin III and Josh LeRibeus are from the same region as Robinson, which happens to be a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

That’s one way to one-up the Cowboys.

Robinson also joins Brian Orakpo as former Texas Longhorns in the Redskins linebacker corps.  Robinson was one of the top available players left on the board with the 119th pick, and brings the reputation as a vicious tackler.  He was a full-time starter for the last three years at Texas, and was a Butkus Award semifinalist last season.

For those of you concerned with too many Texans in Washington, just know that he was actually born in Omaha, Neb.  According to his Texas bio, he was a three-time member of the school’s Honor Roll, and earned academic all-district honors as a high schooler.  He also enjoys video games and cooking.


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Cedric Griffin: A Football Success Story

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 19, 2012 – 1:53 pm

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New Redskins defensive back Cedric Griffin has the unusual reputation as a hard-hitting cornerback and playmaker from his time in Minnesota.  Off the field, he’s a devoted husband and father, shoveling his own snow and running his own charitable foundation called “Stand Up For Kids.”

With 11 career takeaways, he matches what the Redskins want on defense.  With a selfless history of charitable work, he matches the Redskins’ emphasis on character.

It turns out that both sides of Cedric Griffin can be traced back to a difficult childhood, and finding his emotional outlet on the football field. Read more »

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Saturday, October 17: Malcolm Kelly Does Not Have A Lot Of School Spirit

Posted by Matt Terl on October 17, 2009 – 8:40 am

It’s Red RIver Rivalry day, when the University of Texas Longhorn face off against the University of Oklahoma Sooners for control of the major water boundary between their respective states. Ordinarily, this would be of no concern to me whatsoever, as I spend college football Saturdays hoping (usually in vain) that the Maryland Terrapins can wrest control of the Potomac River from football powerhouse James Madison University.

But Redskins second-year wide receiver Malcolm Kelly is an Oklahoma guy, and first-round draft pick Brian Orakpo is one of several Texas products on the team, so I figured it would be worth seeing if they had any sort of friendly rivalry going today. For the most part, it wasn’t.

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