Robert Griffin III showed off the scope of his celebrity today by visiting the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Fellow Baylor alums Senator Kirk Watson and Representative Diane Patrick hosted Griffin at the capitol, and a source within the state house said that many of the politicians inside acted like “teenagers” in their excitement to meet the Redskins quarterback.
While some may think the most prominent player for the Washington Redskins would not receive a warm welcome in Texas, Griffin proved the opposite. A native Texan, Sen. Watson even joked that Griffin has folks in Texas rooting for the Skins.
A political science major at Baylor, Griffin acknowledged how important being a positive role model is and saluted the Texas legislature for setting that example. RG3 has shown to be a leader both on and off the field at Baylor, where he won the Heisman Trophy, and with the Redskins, winning the Rookie of the Year in his first season.
Redskins fans may consider RG3’s exploits this season his most remarkable feat, but for those in the Texas House, Griffin achieved new heights today. Griffin stood and spoke from the dais of the Texas Speaker of the House, an honor normally reserved only for the Speaker.
“That’s unheard of,” our source said.
That’s RG3; making the impossible possible.