Robert Lee Griffin III, nicknamed RG3, is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
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He played college football at Baylor, where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy, is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.
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He was drafted by the Washington Redskins second overall in the 2012 NFL draft.
The 2012 NFL draft was the 77th annual meeting of National Football League franchises to select newly eligible football players.
Griffin had a successful rookie season with Washington, setting records for the highest passer rating and highest touchdown to interception ratio by a rookie quarterback, and leading the Redskins to the top of their division and their first playoff appearance in five seasons.
He won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award and although unable to participate due to injury, was named to enter the 2013 Pro Bowl.
2012 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.
The 2013 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's sixty-third annual all-star game which featured players from the 2012 season.
However, Griffin was less successful during his subsequent tenure with the Redskins and his performance was plagued by injuries.
After suffering a concussion during the 2015 preseason, Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins and remained benched for the rest of the year.
He was released by the Redskins following the end of the season and signed with the Browns two weeks later.