Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer

Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer

by Ted Kluck, Jim Kelly
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Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer by Ted Kluck

Robert Griffin III exploded onto the NFL scene with a style and flair anything but typical. With a Heisman Trophy on his mantel, RG3 entered professional football in 2012 under a spotlight that glowed beyond his own team, the Washington Redskins. Could the Baylor graduate electrify the NFL as he had the college game? Could he return a fabled franchise to the realm of elite Super Bowl contenders?

Author Ted Kluck deepens the reader’s connection to a man who became the face of a revered NFL franchise before his twenty-third birthday. One player fueled by infectious enthusiasm for his craft. One man whose authenticity somehow seems to match his otherworldly skills on the gridiron. RG3’s focus on victory stood second only to the wisdom of his father: “Remember faith first.”

 Kluck follows RG3’s career from the very beginning. In addition, he dives into RG3’s relationships with and comparisons to players such as Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, Marcus Lattimore, Kyle Shanahan, Randall Cunningham, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and more.

 Robert Griffin III’s story surpasses standings and statistics. Succeeding as a professional athlete is a challenge of the first order. Thriving as a cross-cultural phenomenon is the foundation of legends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595555755
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 786 KB

About the Author

Ted Kluck is the author of several books, on topics ranging from Mike Tyson to the Emergent Church. His work has also appeared in ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He lives in Grand Ledge, MI with his wife Kristin and sons Tristan and Maxim.

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Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Ashley_22 More than 1 year ago
Robert Griffin III exploded on the NFL scene with style & flair that was anything but typical. With a Heisman Trophy under his belt, Robert otherwise known as RG3, entered the NFL under a spotlight that would make others buckle under pressure. Then the questions began. Could he play as well professionally as he did in College? Could he take his team to the Superbowl? Follow Ted Kluck as he shows RG3's determination & skill. How his father helped shape who he is & how he has faith through it all. I like RG3 but I just could not get into this book. To me it was more stats than about his life & it was too many numbers for me... I just can't take that much information in. This book would be good for someone like my brother who thrives on stats. I also think it would be great for any football fan. *I receive this book for free through the Booksneeze blog program.*
mojo_turbo More than 1 year ago
Robert Lee Griffin III (nicknamed RG3) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins in the NFL. Griffin played college football for Baylor University, where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy. He was selected by the Redskins with the second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.  In 2012 Griffin won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.  Personally I know next to nothing about Football, let alone Griffin. But picking up the book as a Christian, I at least expected it to be somewhat about Griffin and how his faith affects his role as a quarterback - or as the title suggests, something perhaps about leadership. But I didn't really get that from this book. The book was written by Ted Kluck and for what it's worth, even the author admits that maybe Griffin's "rookie year" isn't the best time to be offering a book about this great player - and after reading it, I think I'd agree. It felt like the author was looking for content to fill a page requirement for the publisher. There is plenty in the book that isn't even about Griffin, but rather about the "role" the quarterback plays on the team. I think the book lost it for me in how it was marketed. I think this book could have been about "Kingdom Living" and how no matter what we do - we can be missional in our field of work or play. I think the book could have used football and even Griffin's career as a backdrop illustration and that way the reader would not have been confused into thinking it was a biography. And in a way - that's what this book is! And if you take it like that - it's a really neat book. Would I recommend it as a book about leadership? Football or even as a biography about Griffin's life? No, but I would recommend it as a book about how each of us plays a roll in the Kingdom of God. Thank you to Thomas Nelson for a free review copy of this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is amazing but i was at the game where he hurt his ankle foot or knee i dont know witch im also going to the skins vs chiefs game on dec 8 my mom likes the chiefs and the redskins but my dad and my brothers like the skins but the chiefs have only lost 1 time against the broncos.GO SKINS!!!!!!! #HTTR