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RG3

The Promise
Sheinin, David (Book - 2013)
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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.
Authors: Sheinin, David
Title: RG3
the promise
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2013]
Characteristics: 354 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index.
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.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 6 15 53 56 63 64 66 70 73 75 77 81 102 118 148 203 216 222 226 231 242 262
ISBN: 0399165452
9780399165450
Statement of Responsibility: Dave Sheinin
Subject Headings: Quarterbacks (Football) United States Biography Juvenile literature. Football players United States Biography Juvenile literature. Griffin, Robert, III, 1990- Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Quarterbacks (Football)
Football players
LCCN: 2013017865
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