When you win the Heisman Trophy, you get to do some special things.
Former Baylor quarterback (that’s a little weird to write) Robert Griffin III was invited by President Barack Obama to lead the closing prayer Thursday night at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
Before beginning the prayer, RG3 gave a quick “sic ‘em, Bears” and challenged Obama to a game of basketball, should the President ever be so inclined. “It would be a friendly competition,” Griffin said; “I wouldn’t dunk on you at all.”
Once again, Griffin represented Baylor, well, sitting at the head table with the president, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden. “I was just honored to be that close to the president,” Griffin told the Washington Post after the event. “Not every day do you get to offer a challenge of a game of basketball to the president. It’s overwhelming, but you try to live in the moment and that is what I am trying to do.”
Then this morning, RG3 was a guest on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike Show,” live from Indianapolis, the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI, where he is taking part in some pre-game media events. [See video here.] But Griffin won’t be hanging around for the game; he will be headed back to Arizona, where he is training for the NFL draft this April.
Sic ’em, RG3!