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Football writers name Robert Griffin III Rookie of the Year


Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
Hog Heaven congratulates Robert Griffin III who has been named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and overall Rookie of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.

Griffin gained 4,015 yards of total offense, scored 27 touchdowns by passing or rushing, and set NFL rookie records for 102.4 passer rating, 1.3 percent interception rate, and rushing yards by a quarterback.

Off the field, Griffin won over the football world by being as genuine as he seems to be.

While having breakfast at an IHOP yesterday, Hog Heaven overheard a conversation by a large group of (more) elderly gentlemen who were discussing Sammy Baugh. Sixty years from now, someone who is 12 years old today will tout Griffin. These are the good old days for somebody.

In 50 years of watching pro football, Hog Heaven has never seen anyone like RGIII.

Griffin and RB Alfred Morris have been named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association 2012 All-Rookie team 

The BIG prize is to be selected Rookie of the Year by the league itself. Both Griffin and Morris are finalists. Fan voting for the 2012 NFL Pepsie Max Rookie of the Year continues to January 29, 2013. Go here to vote early and vote often.

The NFL will name it's Rookie of the Year during Super Bowl week.


Image: November 17, 2012, Rob Carr/Getty Images North America via zimbio.com.

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