Griffin jersey, cleats headed to Canton

Griffin jersey, cleats headed to Canton
December 5, 2012, 4:45 pm
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Robert Griffin III may or may not end up having a bust of himself in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but he will have some of his apparel there soon.

A representative of the Hall of Fame came to Redskins Park today to get the jersey and cleats that Griffin wore during Monday night’s win over the Giants.

The museum was interested in obtaining the memorabilia because Griffin broke Cam Newton’s record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback during that game. Last year Newton ran for 706 yards last year. Griffin has 714 yards on the ground this season with four games still to go.

Griffin is happy to have the record. “Any positive record you break holds meaning to you, so it held some meaning,” he said. “I noticed it, they put it on the board and the fans cheered.”

The burgundy No. 10 jersey, still bearing grass stains from the FedEx Field turf, and shoes were handed over to the Hall of Fame representative in plastic bags.

“It’s awesome,” said Griffin. “It’s an honor to have my jersey and cleats over there all dirty in the Hall of Fame.”