RG3 named Rookie of the Month

RG3 named Rookie of the Month
October 4, 2012, 3:36 pm
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On Thursday, the National Football League named Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III as their Offensive Rookie of the Month for September. Last season, Ryan Kerrigan, picked up NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors in September as well. Griffin III is the first Redskin to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month since 2000 when offensive tackle Chris Samuels was bestowed with the honor for the month of October.

During the first four games of the regular season, Griffin III has completed 86-of-124 passes (69.4 percent) for 1,070 yards with four touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.2. After the Redskins victory over the Bucs, he became just one of three players in league history to pass for more than 1,000 yards in the first four weeks of their respective rookie seasons, joining Carolinas Cam Newton and Miamis Ryan Tannehill.

Furthermore, Robert leads all quarterbacks in rushing TD's, having rushed 41 times for 234 yards and scoring four touchdowns. His four rushing touchdowns are tied for most in the league with the Redskins 'other' rookie Alfred Morris and Houston running back Arian Foster. The only other Redskins signals callers to accomplish this feat in a single season are Joe Theismann (1979) and Eddie LeBaron (1955).