RG3: Pro Bowl selection is a team honor

RG3: Pro Bowl selection is a team honor
December 27, 2012, 3:00 pm
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A day after earning a spot in the Pro Bowl, Robert Griffin III had to endure some good-natured ribbing from his teammates.

“There was a lot,” said Griffin, one of only two rookies named to the Pro Bowl. “We went out and on the first play, in the huddle, all the offensive linemen said, ‘Aw man, we can’t tell this guy anything anymore.’”

Griffin laughed, later saying that he owes the distinction, in part, to the job the line has done in front of him.

He found out that the NFL had tapped him after Wednesday's practice from Coach Mike Shanahan.

“I didn’t really have too much of a reaction,” Griffin said. “We’re all focused on the Cowboys.”

Griffin also reiterated that he views his selection as a team honor, not an individual one.

“As a player, you never play for awards,” he said. “Everybody in this locker room is a part of [me], Trent [Williams], Zo [Alexander], Alfred [Morris] and London [Fletcher] making it to the Pro Bowl. If everybody could go, we would take everybody. There are no individual awards in football. You don’t get these types of awards unless you’re winning and we’ve won six straight. People are starting to recognize that.”