As one of the league's most recognizable players, Robert Griffin III is used to giving autographs. But on Sunday, Griffin was receiving them from two special fans — Evan Washo and Vincent Silver Jr.
The two young Redskins fans, who are cancer survivors, were eyeing Griffin's white cleats when he took them off after practice. But instead of giving the cleats to the boys, he had them sign the spikes.
"They don't expect me to ask them for their autographs," Griffin said. "It was more like, 'OK, cool.' Down the line hopefully they remember that and say I was their first autograph.
"When I was growing up, I always wanted to meet guys I looked up to, role models," he added. "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 it means something to them. If I'm their first autograph that's an honor to me."
Oh, and Griffin also promised to send the boys a pair of cleats in their favorite colors.
Well played, Mr. Griffin.
- Chris Mascaro