Baylor has established the Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship. The announcement was made Tuesday during "RG3 Day" at the Texas state capitol.
Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), a Baylor and Baylor Law alumnus, read the scholarship proclamation during a ceremony honoring the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner in the Texas Senate Chambers:
"On behalf of the Board of Regents, faculty, staff, students and alumni of Baylor University, we pay tribute to Robert Griffin III, for his unyielding dedication and selfless service as an ambassador of Baylor University. Achieving unprecedented success on the football field, in the classroom and in his community, Mr. Griffin has demonstrated determination, scholarship, leadership and a commitment to excellence in all of his endeavors, and as such, is hereby recognized as an example to be noted and followed.
"The Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship at Baylor University will be awarded to a standout quarterback on the Baylor Football team. Bearing the name of Mr. Griffin, the scholarship will serve as a reminder to the recipient to exhibit the characteristics of a true leader and representative of Baylor University.
"In recognition of his embodiment of Baylor University's values and distinctive mission, and in celebration of 'RG3 Day' at the Texas Legislature, we honor Mr. Griffin on this 12th day of March in the year of our Lord 2013 and in the 168th year of Baylor University."
When fully funded, the RG3 scholarship will endow the quarterback position at Baylor, providing valuable assistance to deserving students who are participating in the football program and representing Baylor at the quarterback position.