The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner first raised eyebrows when his obsession for socks went mainstream at the Heisman ceremony and Griffin wore a pair with a Superman cape hanging from them. Apparently Griffin’s obsession for superheroes runs a little deeper, as the media discovered Tuesday that the #2 overall pick has figurines of select heroes scattered around his locker:
The Washington Redskins opened their locker room to reporters for the first time Tuesday, revealing Robert Griffin III’s cubbyhole with six figurines, including Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, an extra-muscular version of Captain America and, of course, a Baylor Bear.
Underneath each figurine is a slogan. Spider-Man is “Amazing.” Others include “Conquer Every Obstacle,” “Sacrifice” and “Army Strong.” The bear, a nod to his college team, gets a simple “BU.” The Hulk is so large he’s on a shelf by himself, accompanied by the words, “Be Unstoppable.”
[Griffin] also posted a piece of paper printed with the words: “Forget about being MVP; Forget about being in the Pro Bowl. Those are nice consolation prizes if you don’t get a SUPER BOWL RING.” That’s followed by another slogan: “KNOW YOUR WHY.”
Griffin appears to be a very grounded young man with a great family support system around him (both his parents are U.S. Army sergeants), and it looks as if the Redskins got themselves not only a potential franchise quarterback, but also one with quite a unique personality.