Robert Griffin III, BA ’10, makes his Redskins debut Sunday as Washington faces the New Orleans Saints. RG3 will be the eighth Baylor quarterback ever to start a game in the NFL, and the first since Cody Carlson, BBA ’86, started five games for the Houston Oilers in 1994.
Griffin is one of 10 Bears on NFL active rosters for this weekend’s opening action, joined by Philip Blake, BSED ’11 (Broncos), Matt Bryant, BSED ’98 (Falcons), Terrance Ganaway, BSED ’10 (Rams), Josh Gordon (Browns), Jason Smith, BSED ’08 (Jets), J.D. Walton, BA ’09 (Broncos), Danny Watkins (Eagles), Jonathan Weeks, BSED ’07 (Texans) and Kendall Wright (Titans). And that’s not including David Gettis (Panthers) and Phil Taylor, BSED ’11 (Browns), who are both out with injuries.
Sic ’em, RG3!
[BONUS: We tweeted this a couple of weeks ago, but never blogged it -- Did you see the ad Baylor took out in the Redskins yearbook introducing RG3 (and BU) to Washington fans? Check it out.]