Copperas Cove Alum Robert Griffin III Entering Texas Sports Hall Of Fame
Copperas Cove High School alum and former Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall Of Fame on March 28th.
According to our news partners at News 10, Griffin, who was a stand out football player and hurdler at Cove recorded the nation's top prep time in the 400-meter hurdles, tied for the top mark in the 110 meter high hurdles and was second in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior. He also lead the Bulldawgs football team to a 13-2 record and a trip to the state championship game.
Griffin went on to become a star at Baylor University where he became the first player in the school's history to win the Heisman, before becoming the 2nd overall draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was named the NFL's 2012 Rookie Of The Year. Griffin is currently a backup QB for the Baltimore Ravens.
He will be joined by former Texas Ranger baseman Adrian Beltre, former Houston Texan punter Shane Lechler, Olympic medalist Michelle Carter, International soccer star Clint Dempsey, former New York Liberty point guard Teresa Weatherspoon and five-time US Olympian runner Francie Larrieu Smith.
The reception at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is at 4:00 PM at 1108 S. University Parks Drive in Waco. Tickets to the reception and banquet are $200 each or $1,400 for a reserved table of eight. Tickets to the banquet are $75 each or $600 for a reserved table of eight. If you would like to order tickets, call 800-567-9561.