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Robert Griffin III Snags First Award as Professional at ESPYs

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    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took home his first official award as a professional at the ESPYs Wednesday. Perhaps ironically, the award was for a collegiate performance.

    RGIII won the award for "Best Male College Athlete." He was also nominated for "Best Breakthrough Athlete," but came up short in his bid for a second ESPY; New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin received that distinction.

    Even though Griffin didn't win two ESPYs, according to a tweet of his, he sorta did:

    The "Coolest Pic" with PGA golfer and Masters champion Bubba Watson is below:

    (Photo credit: @BubbaWatson)

    Meanwhile, RGIII's fellow rookie quarterback, Kirk Cousins, did not win an award Wednesday, but was nominated for "Best Play" for his Hail Mary against Wisconsin last October:

    RGIII's ESPY is sure to be one of many awards that he will accrue over the course of his career. At least for now, the Heisman has company.


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