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TSHOF to Induct Heisman Winner Robert Griffin III

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2020) — Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Robert Griffin III will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco on March 28.

Robert Griffin III was a standout football player and hurdler at Copperas Cove High School. As a junior, he recorded the nation’s top prep time in the 400-meter hurdles (49.56), tied for the top mark in the 110 meter high hurdles (13.46) and was second in the 300-meter hurdles (35.33). Griffin also quarterbacked his team to a 13-2 record and a trip to the state championship game.

His freshman year at Baylor, he earned All-American honors after finishing third at the NCAA championships in the 400-meter hurdles. He also won the Big 12 Conference championship in that event with a personal best time of 49.22. He placed 11th in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials that summer.

Griffin had a spectacular junior season in 2011 leading the Bears to a 10-3 record while throwing for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also rushed for 644 yards with nine touchdowns and gained a top 15 ranking, its best since 1986.

He became the first player in Baylor history to win the Heisman Trophy.

Griffin set 20 career records at Baylor and won the AP Player of the Year and the Davey O'Brien Awards. He was the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Washington Redskins. He was named the NFL’s 2012 Rookie of the Year and currently plays quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.


Griffin will be one of the seven inductees honored at the Texas Sports Hall of fame on Mar. 28. He will be joined by, Former Texas Ranger baseman Adrian Beltre, former Houston Texan punter Shane Lechler, Olympic medalist Michelle Carter, International soccer star Clint Dempsey, former New York Liberty point guard Teresa Weatherspoon and five-time US Olympian runner Francie Larrieu Smith.

The class of 2020 Inductees will be honored on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. Before the banquet, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame will host a reception at 4 p.m. Combination Reception and Banquet tickets can be purchased for $200 each or $1,400 for a reserved table of eight. Tickets for the banquet only can be purchased for $75 each or $600 for a reserved table of eight. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 800-567-9561.

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About the Texas Sports Hall of Fame:
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Waco, Texas, chronicles the heroes and legends of the Lone Star State sports at all levels, including high school standouts, Olympians and professionals. Established in 1993, the organization’s mission is to preserve the legacies of all inductees and the history of sports in Texas to educate and inspire guests of all ages. Home to nearly 400 Texas Legends, the museum houses Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit http://www.tshof.org/.

 

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