20 Questions With Robert Griffin III

OK, so we asked a few more than 20

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.


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.


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?


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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