Redskins Rookie Quarterbacks Win Prestigious Collegiate Awards

The Washington Redskins drafted two talented quarterbacks this spring in Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Over the past week, that fact was further solidified as both RGIII and Cousins received awards from their respective collegiate conferences.

Griffin was the male recipient of the Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year award, which "annually [recognizes] student-athletes who displayed an extraordinary degree of sportsmanship and/or community service during the academic year."

Meanwhile, Cousins earned the Big Ten Medal Of Honor, "awarded... to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each member university who had 'attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.'" Cousins was one of just 24 recipients out of 10,000 Big Ten student-athletes.

Congratulations to both rookies, who now have another basis for comparison.

Competition. You've gotta love it.

Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog. Follow him on Twitter @AdamVingan and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at)

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