RG3 shows place-kicking skills, nails warmup FG

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Robert Griffin III can do anything, it seems.

He can quarterback, he can act, he can excite a fanbase and a city, he can make more endorsement money than any other rookie player before him.

And the Redskins quarterback can kick field goals.

Continuing our long tradition of highlighting non-kickers who can split the uprights (here's one from Ndamukong Suh and here's one from Chad Ochocinco) we'll direct you to this Washington Post report that Griffin attempted a 20-yarder during warmups Wednesday before the Redskins preseason game vs. the Buccaneers.

Here's the play by play, via the Post: “Ruled out for the game to avoid the risk of injury, Griffin took the field for a series of conditioning drills and to throw to receivers who warmed up for the game. Once he was done, however, Griffin walked over to the 10-yard line where long-snapper Nick Sundberg, holder Sav Rocca and new kicker Billy Cundiff were warming up. Griffin stepped in and attempted a 20-yard field goal. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback split the uprights like a natural, grinned, raised his arms in triumph and jogged off the field to the cheers of fans in the first few rows of the lower bowl.”

No word on whether RG3 was wearing headphones at the time.

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