Keeping Tabs on Washington's Team

20 Questions With Robert Griffin III

OK, so we asked a few more than 20

By Dan Hellie
|  Friday, Nov 30, 2012  |  Updated 6:24 AM EDT
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When Dan Hellie sat down with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III Tuesday, he offered up some quick-hitters to let us get to know a little more about the rookie phenom's personality.

He shares his guilty pleasure, his celebrity connections and some thoughts about his teammates.

And he also made one spot-on Washington sports prediction.

Here they are in their entirety, including the first two submitted by fans via Twitter:

1. Would you be a better center fielder for the Nats or point guard for the Wizards?

ROBERT GRIFFIN III: You know my background, so you know I love basketball so I’d probably be a better point guard for the Wizards, but they got a pretty good point in John Wall. So if I had a choice, I’d probably go play baseball, play center field.

2. What’s the significance of the dog tags?

RGIII: It has my fiancée’s ring on it. It has a Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11, just to remind me, and it’s something I’ve always worn. When it breaks, I get a new one. My dad will not let me wear his dog tags. He’s always been that way, so just have to wear something, and that’s what I decided to wear.

Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

3. Sport you most enjoy watching other than football?

RGIII: I like watching tennis, honestly, but my favorite sport to watch would probably be track and field.

4. You are better at _______ than people would imagine.

RGIII: Ping pong.

5. And worse at ________.

RGIII: Trivia.

6. Guilty pleasure?

RGIII: Food, I guess. Now and Laters.

7. Should write a book about?

RGIII: Should write a book about the growth and development of Baylor University.

8. Celebrity you’ve been star struck meeting?

RGIII: Doug Flutie.

9. You own how many pairs of socks?

RGIII: Over 100.

10. Household chore you hate doing?

RGIII: The dishes.

11. Teammate who can almost beat you in the 40-yard dash?

RGIII: Aldrick Robinson.

12. LeBron or Kevin Durant?

RGIII: Kevin Durant.

Why?

RGIII: He’s from here. And Durant’s also a Redskins fan.

13. Steel cage match: Mike or Kyle Shanahan?

RGIII: Oh my gosh! Kyle. I’m going to go with the youth. I don’t know if Mike can climb the cage.

You know Mike could bench 300 pounds up until not too long ago. Maybe up until like 10 years ago.

RGIII: Wow.

14. Silliest money spent after signing your contract?

RGIII: I really haven’t spent any, but a Tempur-Pedic bed. It’s not really silly, but that’s the most I’ve spent.

15. Smartest teammate?

RGIII: That’s a hard one. (Chris) Cooley? Cooley’s pretty smart.

I was just getting ready to say he’s sneaky smart.

RGIII: Very smart.

People think he’s so weird, but he is really smart.

RGIII: He pays attention.

16. Funniest teammate?

RGIII: Eric Kettani. He’s on the practice squad. From Navy.

17. What happens first: The Wizards get their first win or Alfred Morris gets a new car?

RGIII: The Wizards get their first win. And Alfred Morris is not getting a new car. I’m going to have to buy him a new car.

You don’t like his ride?

RGIII: I don’t dislike his ride. I just think he needs to get a new car.

It’s about time.

RGIII: He can get a new car deal! It’s not like he has to pay for it. Hey, you’re almost a thousand-yarder. Is he a thousand-yard rusher?

He’s about 20 away.

RGIII: He’s close, so go get a card from the car dealership down the road. I betcha they’ll give it to you for free.

18. Favorite TV shows?

RGIII: “The Voice.” I love music so I like “The Voice.” And then other than that I really don’t watch too much. “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” and I guess you could say “Two and a Half Men.”

What network is “The Voice” on? I’m just curious.

RGIII: NBC. (Fist bump)

19. Last website visited?

RGIII: YouTube.

20. Last thing you cooked or fixed around the house?

RGIII: I’m not a handyman, but the last thing I cooked was probably pancakes, bacon and eggs.

21. Last book you read?

RGIII: “The Art of War.”

22. Last time you cried?

RGIII: In a movie. I can’t remember what the movie was, but, you’ve seen “John Q” before?

Yeah.

RGIII: I cried in that movie a long time ago, so I’ll go with that one.

23. Most famous person in your phone at Baylor? Most famous person in your phone now?

RGIII: Most famous person in my phone at Baylor was probably Mike Singletary. And now, the most famous person in my phone is Tom Cruise.

Got the Dan Snyder-Tom Cruise connection there, I like it!

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