College Football and NFL Analyst
Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Bowl quarterback Robert Griffin III joined ESPN as a college football and NFL analyst in August 2021. A once-in-a-generation talent at Baylor University who played quarterback for eight NFL seasons, Griffin III calls a weekly ESPN/ABC college football game and contributes to ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff, Super Bowl and other major events.
At Baylor, Griffin III set or tied 54 school records from 2008-11. A three-year starter, Griffin III threw for 10,366 yards and 78 touchdowns while rushing for 2,254 yards and 33 TDs during his 41-game collegiate career. His best season was 2011 when he captured the Heisman Trophy, the Davey O’Brien and Manning Awards, along with other National Player of the Year honors after amassing 4,293 passing yards and 37 passing touchdowns to go along with 699 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. He was the face of the Baylor program that finished 10-3, won its first bowl game in 19 years and earned a final national ranking of 12.
The No. 2 overall NFL Draft pick by the Washington Football Team in 2012, Griffin III played eight seasons in the NFL – with Washington (2012-15), the Cleveland Browns (2016) and the Baltimore Ravens (2018-20). He threw for 9,271 yards and 43 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,809 yards and 10 scores.
Griffin III’s best pro season was when he burst on the NFL scene as a rookie, throwing for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns with 815 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and a 2013 Pro Bowl selection, Griffin III helped Washington go from 5-11 the previous year to 10-6 after a seven-game win streak clinched the NFC East division title for the first time since 1999 and earned Washington its first playoff appearance since 2007. Griffin III also set records at the time for highest passer rating (102.4) by a rookie quarterback, highest touchdown to interception ratio (4:1) by a rookie quarterback, and injected life into the nation’s capital.
Prior to joining ESPN, Griffin III was a guest analyst on ESPN’s NFL Live in 2017. He also appeared on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s 15th anniversary issue in 2013 and has presented and won at The ESPYs Awards.
In 2014, Baylor unveiled a bronze statue of Griffin III outside McLane Stadium in Waco. Arguably the fastest quarterback in college football history, Griffin III was also a world-class hurdler who competed for the Baylor University Track and Field team, winning the Big 12 Championship title, a bronze medal at the NCAA Championships, and placing 11th at the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 400m hurdles.
Griffin III graduated from Baylor with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.