• Freshman dual-sport athlete takes bronze in 400-meter hurdles

    Robert GriffinFreshman Robert Griffin should have been wrapping up his high school track career this spring. Among the nation’s top sprinters, Griffin would likely have won several state titles and perhaps even break some records in his final season.

    Instead, he graduated a semester early so that he could go through Baylor’s spring football practice; Griffin is among the candidates to start at quarterback this fall. In the meantime, he was able to run track for the Bears this spring, just for fun — but only after football’s spring practice ended in early April.

    Head track and field coach Todd Harbour was certainly glad to see Griffin join the program. Even with limited training time, Griffin brought home the bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles at last week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships.

    I, for one, look forward to seeing what Griffin (and the rest of Briles’ players) can do on the field this fall. The Bears will kick off the season Aug. 28 in a nationally televised matchup at home against Wake Forest; get your tickets now!

    Sic ’em, Baylor track and field and Baylor football!

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