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RG3 to get statue at Baylor

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III earned some bronze hardware in winning the Heisman Trophy during his final season at Baylor University.

Now Griffin is getting some more bronze to commemorate his career with the Bears.

According to David Ubben of FOX Sports Southwest, Baylor is dedicating a bronze statue of Griffin outside their new stadium in Waco.

The 9.5-foot statue of Griffin will be installed the week of Baylor’s first game on August 31 against Southern Methodist University. It will be located on the stadium’s south end zone plaza.

Griffin is the only player in Baylor history to win the Heisman Trophy. During his final season, Griffin completed 72.4 percent of his passes for 4.293 yards, 37 touchdowns and six interceptions in 13 games. Griffin also rushed for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns before being selected by the Redskins with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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49 Responses to “RG3 to get statue at Baylor”
  1. dubblelznhell says: Jul 7, 2014 11:25 PM

    Griffin will never win a Super Bowl.

  2. spyder9669 says: Jul 7, 2014 11:29 PM

    And he’s just about ready to prove to be another average NFL QB that lacks the intangibles to get a team to the next level.

  3. theteop says: Jul 7, 2014 11:32 PM

    The money used to build that statue could probably go to a better place in the University.

  4. stillers1229 says: Jul 7, 2014 11:40 PM

    Any true god loving man would not allow a statue to be made of himself.

    Exodus 20:3-6

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    P.S. I’m agnostic.

  5. mrnimziki says: Jul 7, 2014 11:43 PM

    Always knew he’d be a bust…

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 7, 2014 11:47 PM

    It will be perched on the parapet of an old stone building. With it’s wings folded, peering balefully down on the streets and courtyard below.

  7. ariani1985 says: Jul 8, 2014 12:03 AM

    Will the statue look like a long long haired turd and have a logo?

  8. gayforbrady says: Jul 8, 2014 12:07 AM

    I hope Griffin plays for 15 more years. Because he sucks.

  9. riverace19 says: Jul 8, 2014 12:07 AM

    Just what he needs… New Era hat size growing faster than Barry Bonds

  10. abanig says: Jul 8, 2014 12:12 AM

    That’s great! Let’s hope he gets one at RFK 2.0 when they rebuild and renovate that stadium in 10 years. ;)

  11. Big Blue On You says: Jul 8, 2014 12:35 AM

    Now I’ve done heard everything… What exactly has this Prima-Donna done to deserve this honor. Just goes to show that Baylor has never produced anything of value that they would bestow this award on someone that has only won the Heisman Trophy, and that is with an asterisk (*). Good grief Charlie Brown.

  12. csbanter says: Jul 8, 2014 12:36 AM

    RG3 has been forgotten in the QB hype machine. Wilson, map,cam, Drake’s friend in Cleveland, Luck seem to get all the press these days.

  13. billybone says: Jul 8, 2014 12:44 AM

    I always appreciate your articles Crabtree. You post news without letting snide remarks take away from the actual story.

  14. koolrepetoire says: Jul 8, 2014 1:13 AM

    Uh oh let me get my popcorn and read the haters chime in on this man’s supposed ego.

  15. chawkup says: Jul 8, 2014 1:19 AM

    That’s awesome. Best player in school history. Good for RG3!

  16. wilmyers09 says: Jul 8, 2014 1:27 AM

    overrated

  17. sickoe47 says: Jul 8, 2014 1:31 AM

    The legend of RG”me” continues…..

  18. drakescounsellor says: Jul 8, 2014 1:42 AM

    Deserves it, greatest to ever go through that program and arguably is the reason they are what they are now, just like Manziel he was that program changer

  19. stunzeed5 says: Jul 8, 2014 1:46 AM

    Cue the “RGme” moronic comments from the same old hacks with the multiple login names.

    Here is a young man that has discipline and work ethic instilled in him by two decorated retired US Army SNCOs…..a young man that is heavily invested in the DC community and the “Wounded Warrior” program…..a young man that has never brushed the law nor failed any drug tests….a young man that promotes positivity and self-respect…..a young man that is highly educated and well spoken. Athletes SHOULDN’T be role models, but he is.

    Robert is a young man that DESERVES to have a statue at Baylor because he embodies everything that institution strives to be.

  20. campcouch says: Jul 8, 2014 2:26 AM

    Hey, if Saban can get one while he’s still coaching…

  21. xviixxiixxvi says: Jul 8, 2014 3:00 AM

    Well, this should go over well around here.

  22. diegiantsdie says: Jul 8, 2014 5:44 AM

    If they make it with him smiling they can save money. There will be a giant void in the gap in his teef

  23. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jul 8, 2014 5:56 AM

    We are well aware of rg3 no need to explain

  24. jusdre313 says: Jul 8, 2014 6:44 AM

    congrats man!

  25. bmore44 says: Jul 8, 2014 6:45 AM

    This kid head just got a lot bigger. Lol. Maybe, they’ll wait and see what he does this season.

  26. nknielsen says: Jul 8, 2014 6:52 AM

    Wow, a full statue! I would have thought they would have settled for a BUST! (Ba-Dom-chii)

  27. ndgarretjax says: Jul 8, 2014 6:57 AM

    there’s quite a difference between 4.293 and 4,293 😉

  28. youngs79 says: Jul 8, 2014 6:59 AM

    It was probably his idea and he probably paid for it as well.

  29. gpete1962 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:00 AM

    I’m glad he got one at Baylor because he’s never getting one with the “Washington Football Team” HTTWFT!!!

  30. tonyricemajorharris says: Jul 8, 2014 7:00 AM

    Why

  31. tvjules says: Jul 8, 2014 7:04 AM

    Is this April Fool’s Day?

  32. 25cuts says: Jul 8, 2014 7:05 AM

    Selfish player, never once took the blame for how crappy his team was. Always threw others under the bus.

  33. GettingNoRespect says: Jul 8, 2014 7:11 AM

    Cue the haters. I love RGIII, but I think this is a little early. And, NO, this says nothing about RGIII. He didn’t commission the statue or ask for it or have anything to do with it apart from maybe agreeing to it. I don’t know many people who would say no.

  34. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jul 8, 2014 7:39 AM

    cue the washington fans….i’m surprised they haven’t built one there yet…

  35. greymares says: Jul 8, 2014 7:40 AM

    Great for him, he was an outstanding college player. Unfortunately he has been promoted to a level of incompetence.

  36. ravenswhat says: Jul 8, 2014 7:43 AM

    I knew he was a ‘bust’ and this just confirms it.

  37. andrewluck12 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:49 AM

    Should have made it out of glass

  38. floratiotime says: Jul 8, 2014 8:04 AM

    Wouldn’t a bust be more appropriate ?

  39. demskinsbaby says: Jul 8, 2014 8:11 AM

    And the hate begins in 5….4…..3….2….

  40. 700levelvet says: Jul 8, 2014 8:31 AM

    Will his BFF Snyder be sitting in the front row?

  41. steelerben says: Jul 8, 2014 8:45 AM

    If anything should help reduce his ego it would be having a statue of him built at his alma mater two years after graduating.

  42. karlton3 says: Jul 8, 2014 9:38 AM

    In order to capture his essence, the statue will shine brilliantly the first year, then start to fall apart in the second.

  43. thesmartestmanever says: Jul 8, 2014 9:53 AM

    wow, you gotta love the hate. I wonder what percentage of you ever heard of Baylor before you heard of RGIII. if they feel he earned it let ‘em have it.

  44. godofwine330 says: Jul 8, 2014 10:21 AM

    I don’t disagree with it. Baylor is not a well known college outside of those in that area (no disrespect, but Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech are all much bigger name universities in Texas) so it can use all the help it can get. The statue will be used as a recruiting tool in hopes of helping improve the enrollment numbers, as well as help in the recruitment of high school athletes. They will all be shown the statue when they arrive on campus and hear a speech that includes, “Baylor may be a smaller university, but you can still come here and achieve big things.”

    I have no issue with it whatsoever. Up until two years ago Mike Singletary was their most famous alumni.

  45. digitalsasquatch says: Jul 8, 2014 10:30 AM

    Like REGO3 needs more of his own press to believe.

  46. demskinsbaby says: Jul 8, 2014 12:02 PM

    So Eagles fans have a problem with a “real” hero getting a statue in his honor, but no problem with a fictitious character getting one…. lol.. that is golden!!

  47. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 8, 2014 3:17 PM

    Will his statue include a glass knee?

  48. 1phillyphan says: Jul 8, 2014 5:52 PM

    Wondering if the statue will have cracks in the knee area?

  49. 1phillyphan says: Jul 8, 2014 5:58 PM

    To the poster above who said RGme was the best player in baylor history…was wondering if you knew that HALL of FAME LB Mike Singletary played for Baylor. If any player from that school deserves a Statue..that would be my choice

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