Any NFL fan knows of him, and every Texas football fan is closely accustom to him, because everybody from the Lone Star State knows exactly who Robert Griffin III is.
A high school superstar at Copperas Cove, the dual-threat quarterback guided the Bulldawgs to a pair of state-championship appearances before earning the Heisman Trophy at Baylor.
Then, he rivaled Andrew Luck for top-pick honors in the 2012 NFL Draft, eventually falling to the Washington Redskins with the second overall selection.
While his professional career began with fireworks, it quickly fizzled out.
Now, however, Griffin returns to a starting role in the Baltimore Ravens’ season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Griffin’s first start since 2017 comes with the Ravens having already clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Griffin is taking a team-first approach, though.
Will Griffin recapture the magic that made him one of Texas’ most memorable playmakers one more time? Possibly.
Will he produce a mediocre performance and simply serve as a game manager after being robbed of the athleticism responsible for making him so dazzling? Potentially.
Regardless, it could be the final time one of the state’s greatest superstars ever starts a game, and virtually every Texan is curious to see what happens.