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Robert Griffin III Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week For Second Time

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

Robert Griffin III was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, marking the first time a rookie quarterback has won the award twice in one season since the NFL began awarding the honor in 1984.

Griffin III

Griffin went 14-for-15 for 200 yards and four touchdowns in the Washington Redskins’ 31-6 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday and also ran 12 times for 84 yards. His 93.3 completion percentage was the highest by a quarterback with four touchdown passes in a game since Steve Young on Oct. 16, 1994.

The quarterback, who also won the award following the Redskins’ season-opening victory at New Orleans on Sept. 9, became the first Washington player to win the award twice in a season since Santana Moss did so in 2005. Brad Johnson was the last Redskins quarterback to win the award twice in the same season when he did so in 1999.

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