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Robert Griffin III is now Sports Illustrated cover boy model

Robert Griffin III on cover of eastern editions of Sports Illustrated Magazine, Sep 2012This is the opening line of the Sports Illustrated feature story on Washington Redskins quarterback sensation Robert Griffin III after the team’s 40-32 win in New Orleans.



After just one start in the NFL Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III finds himself on the cover of the regional edition of Sports Illustrated. If he continues to play the way he did during his first start, more will be coming his way. Griffin had a perfect rating in the first half and finished the day 19 of 26 for 320 yards and two touchdowns. The plays he made throughout the day were eye-opening. After many years of trying to find consistency under center, the Redskins may have found their man (page 36).

“He worked tirelessly throughout the off-season and did all he could to keep in touch with teammates that he had never met in person. Griffin also sought out retired signal-callers, such as Kurt Warner and Rich Gannon, to pick their brains, hoping to find an edge. Gannon said, “He wanted to be great—he wants to do the work.”

Image and excerpt courtesy of Sports Illustrated.