ESPN has announced that Robert Griffin III has joined the network as an ESPN college football and NFL analyst.

(ESPN)

(ESPN)

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced that Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Bowl quarterback Robert Griffin III has signed a multi-year deal with the network as a college football and NFL analyst.
  • Griffin III will call a weekly ESPN/ABC college football game and contribute to coverage of the College Football Playoff, Super Bowl, and other major events.
  • After a college career at Baylor University, Griffin III was drafted second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Football Team as he went on to play eight seasons in the NFL.

What They’re Saying:

  • Lee Fitting, ESPN SVP of production: “Robert has been on our radar for a while and we expect him to make an immediate impact on our college and NFL coverage. His knowledge of the game, his fresh-off-the-field insights and his charisma make him uniquely positioned to move into this new role, and we are particularly excited to have him call a big college game every week.”
  • Robert Griffin III: “College football has always been an integral part of my life, first as a kid watching it, then as a young man playing it. Some of my greatest sports memories come from my collegiate days surrounded by the pageantry, the traditions and the passion of the fans. College football is life changing for many and I will always look back on my time playing it with tremendous gratitude. Knowing how much the game of football helps shape lives, and understanding the aspects of the commitment it entails, is why I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join ESPN for both college and NFL programming. I look forward to being around the players, coaches and fans while providing unique insight to bring the game to life for the viewers.”
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