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Robert Griffin III Snags First Award as Professional at ESPYs

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Professional skiier Lindsay Vonn (L) and NFL player Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins speak onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    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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