Robert Lee Griffin III - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 2, 2022

Robert Lee Griffin III
Nick Name: RG3, RGIII
Profession: Football player
Best Known For: NFL
Salary: $5 million
Net Worth: $13 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 12, 1990 (age 33)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Robert Lee Griffin III
Birth Place: Okinawa, Japan
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Robert Griffin Jr.
Mother's Name: Jacqueline Griffin
Siblings: 2

DeJon Griffin (sister)
Jihan Griffin (sister)

High School: Copperas Cove High School
University: Baylor University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: March 10, 2018
Wife's Name: Grete Sadeiko

Rebecca Liddicoat (2013-2016)

Children: 3

Reese Ann Griffin (daughter)
Gloria Griffin (daughter)
Gameya Griffin (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 101 kg (222.67 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Robert Lee Griffin III?

Robert Lee Griffin III, nicknamed RG3 or RGIII, is a football player by profession and American by nationality. He is currently the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

Robert Lee Griffin III – Age, Parents, Siblings

Robert Lee Griffin III was born on February 12, 1990, in Okinawa, Japan. He was born to his father Robert Griffin Jr. and his mother Jacqueline Griffin, who were both U.S. Army sergeants stationed in Japan at the time of birth. 

He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings – sister De’Jon Griffin and Jihan Griffin.

The family moved around when Robert Lee Griffin III was growing up. They lived in Tacoma, Washington than in New Orleans, Louisiana before finally settling in Copperas Cove, Texas in 1997 following retirement from the military. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Robert Lee Griffin III  with his veteran parents (Image: Twitter)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Griffin attended Copperas Cove High School where he was a three-sport star in basketball, football, and track. 

After graduating from high school a semester early, he went on to study at Baylor University during the spring of 2008 semester. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and a 3.67 GPA and went on to earn a master's degree in communications. 

His ethnicity is African-American.

Robert Lee Griffin III – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Robert Lee Griffin III married her longtime girlfriend Rebecca Liddicoat on 6 July 2013. The couple had while studying at Baylor University and had started dating in 2009. They have a daughter together - Reese Ann Griffin born on May 21, 2015. However, this marriage ended in divorce on 7 September 2016.

Griffin went on to start a love affair with Estonian heptathlete Grete Sadeiko in August 2016. More than a year later they announced their engagement on May 13, 2017. 

Their child, daughter Gloria Griffin was born in May 2017 and they married the following year on March 10, 2018. He and his wife welcomed their daughter Gameya Griffin on 7 September 2019.

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Robert Lee Griffin III, Grete Sadeik  (Image: Pinterest)

Robert Lee Griffin III – Career

High School, College

In high school Griffin played basketball, football, and track, making him a three-sport star. In track, he had broken state records for the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. His records are the 110-meter hurdles in 13.55 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 35.33 seconds.

Robert Lee Griffin III played for the Baylor Bears from 2008 to 2011 seasons. After successful seasons with the college football team, he announced his intention to enter the 2012 NFL Draft on January 11, 2012.

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Professional Career

Robert Lee Griffin III was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft as the second overall pick. In his rookie year in the NFL as a quarterback, he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his debut performance. He played with the team until the 2015 season and on March 7, 2016, he was released by the Redskins.

On March 24, 2016, Robert Lee Griffin III was signed with Cleveland Browns on a two-year, $15 million contract. But just after a season with the Browns, Griffin was released on March 10, 2017.

A year later on April 4, 2018, Griffin joined Baltimore Ravens on a one-year contract, and on September 2 of the same year, he was named the team's backup quarterback. After 3 game appearances in the 2018 season, Robert Lee Griffin III extended a two-year contract with the Ravens.

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Robert Lee Griffin III  (Image: menshealth)

Robert Lee Griffin III – Awards, Nominations, Titles

Over the course of his professional career, Griffin has been named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2008, 2011), AP Player of the Year (2011), PFWA All-Rookie Team (2012), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2012) and has been awarded Manning Award (2011), Davey O'Brien Award (2011), Heisman Trophy (2011).

Robert Lee Griffin III – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth and annual salary are estimated at ‎$13 Million and ‎$5 Million respectively.

Robert Lee Griffin III – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Robert Lee Griffin III is active with several hundred thousand followers and counting.

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