Tuesday, September 6, 2011

D1 Nation Alumni Spotlight: Robert Griffin III

Baylor's Robert Griffin III

The D1 Nation's alumni are primarily Division One basketball players but over the years we've had some great track men while others have gone on to football glory. Robert Griffin III could have been all of the above and then some. His last season of basketball was his freshman year as a member of the Texas D1 Ambassadors. Hailing from Copperas Cove High School Griffin was a heck of a hooper. A long striding wing guard with great hops he was also a straight A student and ended up entering Baylor a year earlier than expected. Man, are the Baylor faithful ever happy that he did.
Photo courtesy of Baylor Bears
Griffin is also a world class 400 meter man and a hurdler. Many of you remember that Baylor was 400 Meter U back in the day with several Olympians, including the great Michael Johnson who was World Record Holder as well as Olympic Champion. Who knows what Griffin's future could be on the cinders?

Griffin is making his biggest splash on the gridiron however as the highly touted Junior QB ran for 38 key yards but passed for 359 yards and 5 TDs without throwing a pick. Even more impressive is it was on National TV against the BCS longest regular winning streak as the broke Texas Christian's run at 25 straight W's.

Congratulations Robert. You were a joy to coach and be around. -Coach Max Ivany and the D1 Ambassadors Family