On Sunday, Robert Griffin III said he’d break a personal rule and watch the replay of his scintillating 76-yard touchdown run.
So, now that he’s seen it a dozen times on television, what did the Redskins’ rookie think of his signature highlight?
“I didn’t realize how much I slowed down at the end when I was looking back at the guy,” Griffin said Wednesday during his weekly news conference. “I was enjoying the moment. I don’t usually do stuff like that.”
With the Redskins clinging to a five-point lead and facing a third-and-six at their own 24-yard line late in the fourth quarter, Griffin called a quarterback keeper. He sprinted down the sideline and clinched a 38-26 victory over the Vikings as his teammates and coaches watched in awe.
“I talked to a bunch of the players and coaches and they said that was one of the best moments they’ve ever been a part of,” Griffin continued. “I definitely realize how big it was. It is fun to watch it.”
That said, Griffin claims he’s finished admiring his feat – for now, anyway.
“I’m done watching it, whether it’s one ESPN, or on my phone, or someone else’s phone, I’ve moved on,” he said. “But it’s something that will live on in history. I’m sure in 20 years they’ll still be talking about it – and that’s the great thing about playing at the highest level.”