WASHINGTON (December 20, 2011)—U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, has introduced a resolution honoring Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.
Carter, whose district includes Griffin’s hometown of Copperas Cove as well as Fort Hood, paid tribute to Griffin Tuesday in brief remarks on the U.S. House floor.
Griffin led the Bears to their first 9-3 season in 25 years, a No. 12 ranking in the BCS, and an appearance in the Alamo Bowl.
He earned his bachelors degree in political science in three years with a 3.67 grade average and is now working on a master’s degree in communication.
“Robert Griffin III has demonstrated the highest level of hard work and success both on and off the field,” Carter said Tuesday.
“He deserves not just his Heisman award, but also recognition from the House for his academic determination, which is what college is all about,” he said.
“The fact that our 2011 Heisman winner is also an outstanding academic is a very important message for all of our young people.”
Carter introduced the resolution on Dec. 15.
It was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.