RGIII named rookie of year by Pro Football Writers' Association

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks...

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during their NFL NFC wildcard playoff game in Landover, Maryland January 6, 2013. (REUTERS/Laurence Kesterson)

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After a season of standout performances by rookie quarterbacks, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was named the NFL Rookie of the Year by the Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America.

Griffin III, 22, finished the season having completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, only five interceptions and a passer rating of 102.4.

He beat out Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for the award.

Griffin was also named the offensive rookie of the year by the Pro Football Writers Association, and Green Bay Packers linebacker Luke Kuechly was named the PFWA’s defensive rookie of the year.


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