Copperas Cove, TX — Robert Griffin has had an amazing two-year span: A Heisman trophy, an NFL Rookie of the Year award and now he’s getting his own road.
The football superstar and Copperas Cove native was on hand today for the dedication of a street named in his honor.
Robert Griffin the Third Boulevard is a newly-built access road for a brand new shopping center.
Griffin played football at Copperas Cove High School before playing at Baylor and eventually the Washington Redskins.
Griffin says he’s humbled by his hometown community.
"It's home, said Griffin. It's Copperas Cove. It's where I grew up. This is where I spent 12 years of my life. It shaped me and molded me into the person I am today and my family. And you can't be any more appreciative to the city for that. I don't think any kid dreams at night thinking he's going to have a street named after him but it's truly an honor. It's extremely cool. You don't ask for things like this to happen. You don't go to the city and demand they name a street after you. So when they come to you and say, 'Hey, we want to honor you with this.' It let's you know how much you mean to the city."
And if you were wandering, Griffin says the knee is doing just fine.