It’s been more than six years since Robert Griffin III embarked on a brilliant senior season at Baylor that ended with him winning the Heisman Trophy.
But the former star quarterback and No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft showcased his athleticism on more occasions that merely game days.
In 2012, Griffin shined at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Griffin posted a time of 4.41 in the 40-yard dash, and came an inch short of setting a quarterback record in the vertical jump at the event.
SB Nation compiled the stats over the years to create an all-time NFL Combine team on Monday, and Griffin was selected at quarterback.
Griffin, a native of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed for 4,293 yards as a senior at Baylor in 2011 and tacked on 699 rushing yards that season. His Heisman Trophy campaign that fall was highlighted by a dramatic 45-38 win over No. 5 Oklahoma — Baylor’s first win over the Sooners in program history.
Griffin went on to be selected by the Washington Redskins as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was named the league’s offensive rookie of the year that fall, but was plagued by injuries as his career progressed. Griffin was released by Washington after the 2015 season, but found a new home with the Cleveland Browns in 2016 — only to be released once again the following offseason.
Griffin has not played in the NFL since being released by Cleveland. But regardless of what his future holds, his legacy — both at Baylor and at the NFL Combine — won’t be forgotten anytime soon.