Griffin was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012. Continue reading to find out how tall Robert Griffin III is, as well as his weight, physical dimensions, and statistics. In the 1990s, Robert Griffin III was born. In high school, he was not only a football great, but he also excelled in track, establishing Texas state records in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. He attended Baylor University, where he played on the football team from 2010 to 2012. During his time at Baylor, Griffin set school records for most rushing yards by a quarterback (3,780) and most total touchdowns responsible for (30). In 2012, he became the first rookie to win the award since Peyton Manning in 1998. Griffin is listed at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and 225 pounds (102 kg).
Robert Griffin III was selected by the Washington Redskins with the number 2 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He began his career with Washington by starting 10 games in his first season as a pro. In 2014, he missed three games due to knee injuries, but still managed to start 16 games for the Redskins. In 2015, Griffin started 13 games before suffering an ankle injury that required surgery which ended his season.
On November 25, 2016, Griffin announced his retirement from professional football. In three seasons, he completed 60 percent of his passes for 4,081 yards with 30 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. He also ran for 704 yards and nine more scores during that period.
He was voted the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was named to the 2013 Pro Bowl, but he was unable to play due to a knee injury sustained late in the season. Griffin was less successful with the Redskins after that, as he was plagued by injuries and bad performances. He was eventually traded to the Seahawks prior to the 2017 season.
Griffin III first put on the uniform of the Washington Redskins on September 5, 2012 when they played against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField. In his only game as a Redskn, he completed 16 of his 28 pass attempts for 193 yards with one touchdown and an interception. The Redskins lost that game 17-23.
He ended up playing in 10 games for the Redskins that year, starting seven of them. He threw for 2,241 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 62 percent of his passes.
After two seasons with the Redskins, Griffin was drafted second overall by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 NFL Draft. In his first season with the Seahawks, he helped them reach the Super Bowl where they lost to New England Patriots 21-10. Griffin finished the season with 3,214 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 60 percent of his passes. He also ran for four touchdowns in 2016.
In January 2017, it was reported that Griffin had decided to retire from football after six years in the NFL.
Robert Griffin III has not completely ended his NFL career, but he is moving forward with his life outside of football. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Pro Bowl quarterback has agreed to join ESPN as a college football and NFL commentator for a multiyear contract. He will be working out of Atlanta's studios.
Griffin announced his retirement on May 24, 2016. He came back into the league two years later after three knee surgeries. However, he was released by the Redskins prior to the 2019 season under new coach Jay Gruden.
During his time in Washington, Griffin played all 16 games only once, in 2010 when he suffered a shoulder injury early in the season that required surgery. He finished that season with 1,074 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Before he got hurt, Griffin was having one of the best seasons of his career. He had 3,438 passing yards, 50 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing 62.5 percent of his passes. The Redskins went 10-6 that year and made it to the playoffs where they lost to the New York Giants 27-10 during the first round.
After his release from the Redskins, Griffin signed with the Cleveland Browns. However, he was injured during practice and missed the whole season.
Robert Griffin III is presently a free agent in the National Football League, although he has a team in mind for the 2021 season. The journeyman quarterback, 31, has spent the last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. The AFC North team, however, severed company with the former No. 2 overall choice after the 2020 season.
He started out his career with the Washington Redskins but was eventually replaced by rookie Dwayne Haskins. He then went on to lead the Ravens to the playoffs in each of his three years there. His work with receivers Breshad Perriman and Marquise Brown earned him a call from another former teammate at receiver, Antonio Brown. The two-time All-Pro joined the Browns as a free agent this offseason.
In his first game with Cleveland, Griffin completed 17 of his 23 passes for 217 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. He also ran for 42 yards and a second score as the Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27. The win improved Cleveland's record to 3-0 for the first time since 2007.
The following week, Griffin had 19/31 for 243 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Browns lost to the New York Jets 33-30. Overall, he finished his first season with the Browns with 4,331 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while running for 68 more yards.
Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, the school's first Heisman Trophy winner, will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco on March 28. During his rookie year at Baylor, he finished third in the NCAA championships in the 400-meter hurdles, earning him All-American honors. He was selected by the Washington Redskins with the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Griffin III is only the second player from Baylor to be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The other is Ralph Bennett, who played center for the Bears from 1947-49 and was drafted by the Chicago Bears out of college.
Bennett was named an All-American while playing for Baylor. Griffin III was also named an All-American during his freshman season at Baylor.
Both players will be honored during a banquet at the Waco Hilton & Towers.
They will be the first members of the Baylor football team to be enshrined. Current players include offensive linemen James Hardy and Phil Taylor and defensive backs Darryl Morris and Corey Ballentine. Coach Art Briles and General Manager Andy McCollum are also expected to be nominated later this year.
Briles led the Bears to their first 10 victories before being fired after the 2005 season. He was hired as head coach at UCF the following year.