Baylor University

Endowed Scholarship Announced During Celebration of RG3 at the State Capitol

April 29, 2013

Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was honored March 12 by both the Texas Legislature and Baylor, which announced the establishment of the Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship during "RG3 Day" at the State Capitol.

With Baylor President Ken Starr looking on, Sen. Kirk Watson, BA '80, JD '81 (D-Austin) - read the scholarship proclamation during a ceremony honoring Griffin in the Texas Senate Chambers:

"On behalf of the Board of Regents, faculty, staff, students and alumni of Baylor University, we pay tribute to Robert Griffin III, for his unyielding dedication and selfless service as an ambassador of Baylor University. Achieving unprecedented success on the football field, in the classroom and in his community, Mr. Griffin has demonstrated determination, scholarship, leadership and a commitment to excellence in all of his endeavors, and as such, is hereby recognized as an example to be noted and followed.

"The Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship at Baylor University will be awarded to a standout quarterback on the Baylor football team. Bearing the name of Mr. Griffin, the scholarship will serve as a reminder to the recipient to exhibit the characteristics of a true leader and representative of Baylor University.

"In recognition of his embodiment of Baylor University's values and distinctive mission, and in celebration of 'RG3 Day' at the Texas Legislature, we honor Mr. Griffin on this 12th day of March in the year of our Lord 2013 and in the 168th year of Baylor University."

When fully funded, the RG3 scholarship will endow the quarterback position at Baylor, providing valuable assistance

to deserving students who are participating in the football program and representing Baylor at the quarterback position.

To participate in this effort that will honor the lasting

legacy of Robert Griffin III at Baylor University, visit

www.baylor.edu/nation/rg3 to begin the secure giving process.

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