Cancer survivors sign RG3's cleats in Richmond

Cancer survivors sign RG3's cleats in Richmond
August 10, 2014, 6:45 pm
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BY ANDY AYARS, CSNWASHINGTON.COM CONTRIBUTOR

At Saturday's Redskins training camp practice in Richmond, the team hosted some very special visitors in two young cancer survivors, Evan Washo and Vincent Silver Jr.

However, they didn't get the chance to get Robert Griffin III's autograph -- before he asked them for theirs.

Upon meeting the fans, RG3 took off his cleats and asked for their autographs. 

"If I'd have met Michael Jordan and he asked for my autograph there would have been a shock. It's flipping the script a little bit, but I think it means something to them," Griffin told ESPN's John Kelm regarding his meaningful move, an idea that just came to him. "If I'm their first autograph that's an honor to me."

On Sunday, the 24-year-old quarterback repeated the gesture with another guest of honor: 18-year-old Jamia Johnson of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease in 2010.

After tossing a football with the Maryland native and seeing her beat him out in a race, RG3 asked Johnson to sign his football jersey. 

"I wanted to give her something special and have something to carry along with me on this journey," he said.