Robert Griffin III plays for the Baltimore Ravens as a quarterback. He gradually groomed himself from his college days and has hit an immeasurable height of success in his career. Despite coming down with injuries during games, he has broken and set a lot of records.
He was born and named Robert Lee Griffin III on February 12, 1990, in Okinawa, Japan to Robert Jr. and Jacqueline. Robert was born as an only child and had his growing up in Okinawa before relocating to Fort Lewis and New Orleans with his parents. His parents pledged their lives to the U.S Army as sergeants. His father was a sportsman as he played basketball while at high school- Kennedy High School, though, he was later shortlisted by the US army before he could graduate.
Robert Griffin III’s Interesting Career Stats
Robert Griffin III started his sporting career as a junior in high school at Copperas Cove High School where he performed excellently well in basketball, football, and track. He played as a quarterback and passed the ball for 2,001 yards, had 25 touchdowns, 2 interceptions with 876 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. With an excellent record like this, the footballer was rewarded with a first-team All-district 16-4A honor.
In his senior season, he passed for 1,285 rushing yards, had 24 touchdowns and recorded 1,356 yards attaining 16 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. In total, while at Copperas he had a record of 13-2 but didn’t make it to the 2007 Class 4A Division I state playoffs. In his two seasons in high school, Robert recorded a total of 2,161 yards, 32 touchdowns with 3357 yards and 41 touchdowns having 9 interceptions in total.
The Washington Redskins picked Robert as the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Drat following which he signed a four-year deal with the club worth $21.1 million in which he had a $13.8 million signing bonus. He saw his first NFL action against the New Orleans Saints on September 9 as he completed 19 of 26 passes having 320 yards and 2 touchdowns, 10 carries for 42 rushing yards. Redskins won the New Orleans Saints with 40-32 win and he also earned the NFL Rookie of the Week Honors and was also the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
He was made an offensive co-captain for his team after which they recorded a victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 31-6 triumph. During this time, Robert earned the NFL Offensive player of the week. In the game, he recorded 200 yards, 4 touchdowns in addition to 84 yards. Robert Griffin III was the first rookie in NFL to pass 200 yards, 4 touchdowns, and over 75 yards during a single game and was also the youngest in history to have attained that height until 2015 when Marcus Mariota beat the record.
In his game against the Baltimore Ravens, Robert Griffin III was injured on the knee and this resulted to his being taken off the field. Afterwards, it was confirmed that he had sustained a Grade 1 LCL sprain he was put on the injured list. Upon his return, he led his team to triumph against the Eagles.
By the end of the season, he had hit a record of 102.4 touchdowns and an interception ratio of 4:1 as a rookie. Although the first half of 2013, Robert had the worst days of his career. He later rose and led his team to victory against the Chicago Bears scoring a 45-41 win as he recorded 298 passing yards, 2 touchdowns in addition to 45-yard touchdowns. By the end of the season, he had attained 3,203 passing yards, 16 touchdowns with 12 interceptions and 86 carry for 489 rushing yards and touchdowns respectively.
In 2014, he was restrained in most of the games due to his injuries. He played 9 games in the season from which he recorded 147 passes out of 214 for 1694 yards with 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in addition to 176 rushing yards and 1 touchdown.
Robert Griffin III ended his seasons with the Reddkins and signed with the Cleveland Browns playing as a quarterback. His contract with the FirstEnergy Stadium team was a two-year contract worth $15 million. Unfortunately, he sustained a shoulder injury and could only play in five games where he recorded 87 passes out of 147 passes for 886 yards in addition to 2 touchdowns recording 3 interceptions. Griffin currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens, his contract is just for a year and he plays as the team’s backup quarterback.
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What To Know About His Wife and Daughters
Robert Griffin III has taken the nuptial vows twice. First was with Rebbecca Liddicoat, the duo met in Baylor University and dated for four years before taking their vows on July 6, 2013. They were gifted with a daughter named Reese Ann Griffin on May 21, 2015. Their union was short-lived as they got divorced after three years.
He was assumed single for a while but later found love with Grete Sadeiko who is an athlete in 2016. The duo got engaged in 2017 and later took their vow on March 10, 2018. They also welcomed their daughter on July 2, 2017, and named her Gloria Griffin.
Details of His Salary and Net worth
Robert Griffin III started through college and has grown his career in the National Football League. He currently earns an annual salary of $5 million and is estimated to be worth $13 million.