My story: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is taking on life’s hurdles (like old times)

Back in the day, Robert Griffin III starred on the Baylor track team (Courtesy Photo)

We spent yesterday at a studio in Dallas, hanging with Redskins QB Robert Griffin III while he took part in a Subway shoot. It was a cool experience, and you read one highlight here.

But in the car ride from one site to the next, I spoke with RGIII for about 10 minutes on a bunch of issues that filled up my story just posted on NFL.com. It was hard not to believe him when he spoke about the Redskins future.

I want to help the team win more games than they won the previous year,” Griffin told me. “I don’t want to put a limit on things, because the sky is the limit.”

What was also kinda crazy? The US Olympic track & field trials were going on last night, featuring his event, the 400-meter hurdles. RGIII couldn’t ignore it, especially considering that he has beaten a bunch of guys who tried to win Olympic spots last night. On a whim, I asked the former Baylor track star if he ever wondered… what if? He said he did. He loves football. No doubt that’s his priority. But he sounded like a guy who wanted one more challenge.

If I wake up one day and it’s 2016 and I say I want to go run the hurdles again,” Griffin said, smiling like crazy while his people nearly had a heart attack, “I can do that.

Check out my NFL.com story after a fun day hanging around with RGIII.

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