Robert Griffin III is a legend at Baylor, setting all-time records for passing and offensive production and winning the Heisman trophy in 2011.
Shortly before crushing SMU in their opening game of the season, the Baylor Bears invited Washington QB Robert Griffin III to Waco, Texas for the unveiling of a statue in his honor.
“It’s amazing. You don’t dream about that kind of stuff,” Griffin told the Waco Tribune. “There’s a Statue of Liberty and all those other statues, but you don’t ever dream of having a statue honored in your name. That’s a blessing. It comes from God, and I don’t look at it as anyone putting me on a pedestal. I look at it as I know where my blessings come from, and they’re using me in a way to help other people. Not just to say, ‘he’s a great football player.’ I hope they say, ‘he’s a great man’ as well.”
Griffin is the Bears all-time leader in passing yards, passing TDs, total offense, rushing TDs by a QB and many other records. In 2011 he took home almost every major award for a college QB including the Heisman trophy. Griffin later led the Bears to a win in the Alamo Bowl over the Washington Huskies.
In the 2011 NFL draft, Washington traded three 1st-round draft picks to move up four spots to draft Griffin No. 2 overall. He led Washington to the playoffs as a rookie and was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012.