In his four years as a member of the Baylor University football team, quarterback Robert Griffin III dazzled fans and put the University on the College Football map. Now, its Baylor’s time to show their appreciation to the Heisman Trophy winner by building him a different type of statue outside the team’s new stadium in his honor.
The University will install a nine and a half-foot statue during the week leading up to the team’s opening day match up with Southern Methodist University on August 31. It will be located outside the south end’s plaza of the stadium in Waco. The actual pose Griffin III is striking will remain under wraps until the opening week. RG3, however, has flown out to Arizona to see the final statue in its entirety.
RG3 is the only player in Baylor history to win the Heisman Trophy after his exceptional 2011 season. During the record- breaking year, Griffin III threw for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns while completing 72.4 percent of his passes. RG3 was equally as deadly on the ground, rushing for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns. Griffin III was then drafted second overall by the Washington Redskins where he went on to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.