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Charles Tillman now has a street that crosses RG3’s

Robert Griffin III, Charles Tillman AP

If you’re looking for the intersection of NFL greatness on both sides of the ball, you can always go to Copperas Cove, Texas.

There, you can roll down the newly named Charles Tillman Way, which intersects with Robert Griffin III Boulevard.

According to KWTX, Tillman had his street named after him last week. The NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year said he was flattered by the recognition of his hometown.

I really am humbled and thankful that you guys allowed me to be an ambassador for Copperas Cove,” the Bears cornerback said. “I will continue to do my part and try and change as many lives as we can.”

Now we just need an investigation to see if any strings were pulled.

During an interview with his fellow Copperas Cove graduate, Tillman joked that Griffin was a much bigger deal in his hometown.

“It’s him!” Tillman said in February, via the Washington Post. “Ask me do I have a street named after me.”

Griffin then replied: ““We’re gonna start the campaign today to get Charles Tillman a street in Copperas Cove.”

Whether Griffin had anything to do with it or not, it’s still a neat way for the town to honor two of its most prominent natives.

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18 Responses to “Charles Tillman now has a street that crosses RG3’s”
  1. iowamiah says: Apr 18, 2014 9:44 AM

    NFL greatness huh? Pretty sure Tillman is the only one that has done something in the NFL to deserve that line. Griffin may get there some day, but not yet.

  2. GenXJay says: Apr 18, 2014 10:00 AM

    confusing. because RGMeee has done anything to justify having a street.

  3. ufanforreal says: Apr 18, 2014 10:01 AM

    ” intersection of NFL greatness”, might hold off on that statement until….. you know at least RG111 actually does something to warrant it.

  4. thetroofishere says: Apr 18, 2014 10:11 AM

    Can they at least wait until he plays a full 16 game season?

  5. chicagosports2014 says: Apr 18, 2014 10:14 AM

    Peanut stay on the block, literally!

  6. floratiotime says: Apr 18, 2014 10:19 AM

    RG3 will be on the street in a couple years.

  7. jbcommonsense says: Apr 18, 2014 10:26 AM

    Huge fan of RGIII here. Street naming in one’s hometown is great, but the Walter Payton Man of the Year is a more meaningful honor. Respect.

  8. hugeredskinsfan says: Apr 18, 2014 10:27 AM

    How has he not earned it? Heisman anyone? It’s pretty difficult to win the best individual college award…

  9. phlorioisaphag says: Apr 18, 2014 10:42 AM

    2013 Rookie of the Year, haters!!!

  10. boobsanders says: Apr 18, 2014 11:14 AM

    Peanut is a tremendous human being, he deserves every good thing possible happening to him. Good for both of them.

  11. twolate says: Apr 18, 2014 11:35 AM

    more like the blvd.of broken dreams

  12. bearshaterseverywhere says: Apr 18, 2014 11:48 AM

    Tillman is a role model for all.

    RG3, remains to be seen….I don’t understand why RG3 gets so much attention. Stop counting chickens Skins fans and chill. Let him prove everyone wrong, but until then stop pumping him up until he actually accomplishes something….

  13. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 18, 2014 1:04 PM

    Dear everyone-
    This really isn’t so complicated. Heisman Trophy + Texas = street name.

  14. surfinbird1 says: Apr 18, 2014 1:44 PM

    Imagine if Griffin was really good. You’re talkin city/town name.

  15. 700levelvet says: Apr 18, 2014 3:50 PM

    It’s a game people.

  16. matt4477 says: Apr 18, 2014 3:52 PM

    They name streets after farmers you have never heard of. Heisman Trophy winner , Rookie of the year, NFC East Champion, and QB in the nations capital, in his home state? Well deserved

  17. larryboodry says: Apr 18, 2014 4:21 PM

    Well-deserved for Peanut, and I will not denigrate RGIII for having the same honor. Folks who live there have a right to be proud of both of them.

    But it is too soon to classify both men as NFL greatness…Tillman’s been exemplifying that much longer.

  18. gammynomnom says: Apr 21, 2014 6:37 PM

    Walter Payton man of the year. Something self serving arrogant fools like RGME will never earn.

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