RG3 dedicates Skins season to young man with prosthetic leg

RG3 dedicates the Skins season to this young man.
RG3 dedicates the 'Skins season to this young man. (Via Redskins.com)

So much has been made over whether or not Robert Griffin III is in a fight with Mike Shanahan that it's almost easy to forget that he's a really good guy who is adored by Redskins fans. Further proof: he has now dedicated the Skins 2013 season to a young man with a prosthetic leg.

Actually the young man in question -- Rico Felix, a 13-year-old Skins fan -- has a prosthetic leg that features a likeness of Griffin's head on it. A "speechless" Griffin signed it following practice, of course.

“I’m speechless," Griffin said upon seeing the leg. "I don’t know what I can say about that, except that it’s an honor.”

A young Skins fan has RG3's face on his leg.
A young Skins fan has RG3's face on his leg. (Via Redskins.com)

The other side of the leg features a Redskins logo; Rico has the prosthesis because he was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his right leg. He continually needs a new prosthetic as he grows as well.

And the young man says that he was inspired by the Washington quarterback and how quickly he bounced back from his own leg surgery.

“He ... he’s inspiring,” Felix said before meeting Robert. “When he got his leg surgery, it reminded me of me. See, as I grow, my bone grows, so I have to have a surgery. But he inspired me to get back up on my feet after I had surgery."

Griffin called it "an honor" to sign the leg and as he was shaking hands with young Rico, promised to dedicate the 2013 season to the youngster.

"We’re gonna do it this year," Griffin said. "We’re gonna do it for you."

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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