RG3: The Promise

RG3: The Promise

by Dave Sheinin
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RG3: The Promise by Dave Sheinin

He’s been called many things—Heisman Trophy winner, MVP, the savior of the Washington Redskins—but to his millions of fans, Robert Griffin III is known simply as RG3.
 
Robert Griffin III was a preternaturally gifted athlete from a young age, but in those early days he played nearly every sport except football. He seemed pointed toward stardom, but would it be in basketball or maybe in track, where he qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials as a hurdler? As for playing football, Griffin first had to overcome his mother’s objections to the violence and danger by making a “Pinkie Promise” with her that no one would catch him. Eventually, he began to realize that all of his remarkable talents—unrivaled speed, pinpoint accuracy, exceptional intelligence, single-minded drive—combined into a potent force that few quarterbacks could rival. What followed seemed almost destined: a football scholarship to Baylor University, three exceptional seasons capped by winning the Heisman Trophy, and the 2012 draft—where Griffin, as the second overall pick, became the franchise quarterback for one of the oldest and most storied football teams in the country.
In RG3: The Promise, award-winning Washington Post reporter Dave Sheinin provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes account of Griffin’s phenomenal rookie year—and offers a unique and intimate look inside the transformation one of the NFL’s brightest young stars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399165450
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.23(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dave Sheinin is an award-winning sports and features writer for The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1999. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he studied English and music and trained as an opera singer, he lives in Maryland with his wife and their two daughters.

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RG3: The Promise 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an exceptional book! Dave Sheinin has done his research and presents a vivid portrait of RG3. This is truly an inspirational story and very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Book itself was fantastic,a good read and a book worthy of purchasing. The chain of events of Robert's life are in a chronologically good order, and it brought the reader in close with his family and it was different to see all of the different views and how everyone saw Robert's life. It follows a good life story with some tragic events, his struggles, and his accomplishments which shows a dual side in the book about how anyone can fail or succeed. It shows the worries of his family as Robert wasn't allowed to play football at a young age, but it also shows his persistence towards the love of the game and to give up everything else for it. -Mat Bevan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RG3 IS THE BEST QB EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost better then TEBOW.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A traterous horrible quarterback
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To wjx res one