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RG3 : the promise

Author: David Sheinin
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Griffin III was a preternaturally gifted athlete from a young age, but in those days he played nearly every sport except football. He seemed pointed toward stardom, but would it be in basketball, his true favorite, or maybe in track, where he qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials as a hurdler? As for playing football, the only sport that really mattered in Griffin's small Texas town, first he had to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Narrative non-fiction
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Robert Griffin, III; Robert Griffin, III; Robert Griffin, III.
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sheinin
ISBN: 9780399165450 0399165452
OCLC Number: 837143631
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: the promise --
The perfect quarterback --
The child prodigy --
The savior arrives --
The Bulldawg --
The new chapter --
the Bear --
The debut --
The Heisman --
The price you pay --
The leader of men --
The superstar ascendant --
The race question --
The QB revolution --
The empire crumbles --
Epilogue: the reckoning.
Responsibility: Dave Sheinin.

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Robert Griffin III was a preternaturally gifted athlete from a young age, but in those days he played nearly every sport except football. He seemed pointed toward stardom, but would it be in basketball, his true favorite, or maybe in track, where he qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials as a hurdler? As for playing football, the only sport that really mattered in Griffin's small Texas town, first he had to overcome his mother's objections to the violence and danger - which he did by making a "Pinkie Promise" with her that no one would catch him. Eventually, he began to realize that all of his remarkable talents - unrivaled speed, pinpoint accuracy, exceptional intelligence, single-minded drive - combined into a potent force that few quarterbacks could rival. What followed seemed almost destined: a football scholarship to Baylor University, three exceptional seasons capped by winning the Heisman Trophy, and the 2012 draft - where Griffin, as the second overall pick, became the franchise quarterback for one of the oldest and most storied football teams in the country. In RG3: The Promise, Washington Post reporter Dave Sheinin provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at Griffin's first year in the NFL, from his record-breaking first game to the frightening knee injury that ended the Redskins' playoff hopes. An award-winning journalist himself, Sheinin has reported on Griffin's rookie season every step of the way, and now has written a unique, intimate look inside the transformation of one of the NFL's brightest young stars.

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