Copperas Cove: RG3 Buys Football Team New Uniforms

By: Nichole Perez Email
By: Nichole Perez Email

COPPERAS COVE (October 8, 2013) -- The football players at Copperas Cove High School received a very generous gift from some former Bulldawg all-stars.

Redskins Quarterback, Robert Griffin III teamed up with one of his sponsors, Adidas, and Cove Assistant Head Coach Tracy Welch to design brand new uniforms for the entire team.

All 200 Freshman, JV and Varsity players received full gear.

"We're thankful that he would provide all the uniforms. I'm talking about the shoes, socks, girdles everything all the way up and down," says Bulldawg Head Coach Jack Welch.

Charles Tillman, a former Cove Bulldawg who now plays for the Chicago Bears also joined in to donate helmets to all the players.

The gift is estimated to cost around 80 thousand dollars but RG3 says it was worth it.

"You gotta realize you can never forget where you came from and that's part of my sentiment to them," says Griffin.

RG3 says he hasn't forgotten about other sports at Cove High School and he's working on things for those athletes as well.

"Once a bulldog, you're always a bulldog so it was really a blessing from him," says Bulldawg Quarterback Manny Harris.


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