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Baylor unveils Robert Griffin III statue, is indeed RGIII

Robert Griffin III

Still six months shy of his 25th birthday, Robert Griffin III may be the youngest person in America with his own statue. Though, if you’d brought to Baylor what RGIII has – a Heisman Trophy, boatloads of wins, a brand new (and since shattered) offensive record book and, perhaps most importantly, a basis for the support needed to construct a new stadium – in your first quarter-century on Earth, perhaps you’d have your own statue, too.

The 9.5-foot statue stood under a black cloak before its ceremonial unveiling in advance of tonight’s McLane Stadium opening game versus SMU.

“It just wasn’t me,” Griffin told the San Antonio Express-News. “If you look at the guys who came in with me, the guys who were there before we got here. They are all a part of it from Grant Teaff to Coach Briles. Kendall Wright, Lanear Sampson, Terrence Williams, Phil Taylor, Danny Watkins, Jason Smith, I can go on for days.

“I know my guys and I know they know when I say this is for them, they believe me. They know we couldn’t have done it without each other. So I appreciate them. I know a couple of them will be here today and I can’t wait to see them.”

Griffin, on leave from his job as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, wore a sport coat on top of jeans and tennis shoes because, as he told the assembled green and gold crowd, “I’m here to party.”

No. 10 Baylor and SMU kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

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8 Responses to “Baylor unveils Robert Griffin III statue, is indeed RGIII”
  1. bonnovi says: Aug 31, 2014 7:39 PM

    A little hasty to build a statue 2 1/2 years after he left school, but that’s just me.

  2. dmvtransplant says: Aug 31, 2014 7:54 PM

    The writing at the bottom should say:

    “I got the Heisman, but Andrew Luck is a better player and person”

    Or

    “At least I didn’t get my college coach fired”

  3. steeltownpride says: Aug 31, 2014 11:36 PM

    To much hype to early in his career and will spend the rest of his career trying to recreate his rookie season .

  4. cubano76 says: Sep 1, 2014 12:29 AM

    Chase your dreams, catch your heart, win your dreams, catch the universe, look at your statue @RGIII

  5. jdillydawg says: Sep 1, 2014 1:15 AM

    RGIII did a ton for Baylor, so building him a statue isn’t exactly out of line. However, I personally think one of Briles would have been more appropriate.

    Or even a giant bear.

    Or Dr. Pepper. Years ago, they would actually bring a bear to the game and everytime Baylor scored the bear would get a Dr. Pepper. I’m sure PETA had something to do with the bears not getting to come to the games anymore. Good times.

    Or finally, maybe Angela from “The Office.” She’s a Baylor grad!

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 1, 2014 11:03 AM

    Give him a statue I guess. He’s the biggest star they have and he did win a Heisman there.

    I doubt he’s getting a statue in front of FedEx Field though….

  7. chicagocane says: Sep 1, 2014 2:14 PM

    I heard the statue has a break in it already and is being shut down for repairs.

  8. dmvtransplant says: Sep 2, 2014 9:11 PM

    @ 8to80texansblog

    Mike Singletary is a bigger star than RG3, Pro & College Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champ.

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