Is Robert Griffin III Christian Or Jewish? Religion And Ethnicity

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The former quarterback Robert Griffin III has a deep faith in being Christian and is proud of his ethnicity. 

Robert never shies away when it comes to the topic of religion and faith. 

The former footballer recently made a controversial comment during the LSU-Ole Miss football game broadcast.

Moreover, he referred to Jesus being ‘on the cross’ while commenting. Let’s delve deeper into what happened during the game and its connection to Griffin’s religion.

Robert Griffin III At The Set Of SEC
Robert Griffin III At The Set Of SEC (Source: Instagram)

Robert Lee Griffin III is a former quarterback for eight seasons in the NFL who currently works as an analyst for ESPN College Football and NFL Live.

Additionally, Griffin runs his podcast series “RG3 and The Ones,” in which he interviews NFL personnel. 

The Copperas Cove High School graduate attended the University of Houston to play college football. 

Griffin commenced his NFL career after the Washington Redskins selected Griffin as the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

After four seasons with the Redskins, he signed to play for the Cleveland Browns before joining the Baltimore Ravens on April 4, 2014.

Robert Griffin III Religion: Is He Christian Or Jewish?

There is no doubt about Robert Griffin III and his faith in his religion – Christianity. He is not a Jewish. 

The follower of Christ has recently made it to the headlines when he stirred controversy over a comment made during the LSU-Ole Miss football game. 

During the game analysis, Griffin referred to Jesus and the crucifixion. This sparked criticisms and debates among the netizens. 

The comment came when LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels was sacked by multiple Ole Miss defenders.

RG3 Analyzing LSU-OleMiss Game
RG3 Analyzing LSU-Ole Miss Game (Source: Instagram)

Robert described the scenario, saying, “They lifted that man up to the sky like he was Jesus, letting him know they were gonna put him on the cross right there.”

As Griffin is an evangelical Christian, it is safe to assume that he meant no ill when he referred to Christ.

Furthermore, there have been many instances when RG3 talked about his religion and faith online. He has publicly declared that he is a Christian. 

Moreover, the former athlete’s Twitter and Instagram bio also refers to Jesus. 

Back in 2021, on the radio show Faith On The Fields, he described his relationship with God as being able to confess his sins and move forward.

Robert Griffin III Ethnicity And Family History

Robert Griffin III belongs to the African-American ethnicity. RG3 doesn’t hesitate to talk about his ethnicity.

Recently, he shared a picture on his Instagram handle with the text “First All Black QB Room in NFL History.” Moreover, he truly accepts his origin and cherishes it with all his heart. 

The former NFL player was born to his African-American parents, Robert Griffin Jr. and Jacqueline Ross, on 12 February 1990 in Okinawa, Japan.

Both of his parents were U.S. Army sergeants stationed in Japan. Likewise, his grandfather, Robert Griffin I, was a foreman for a New Orleans construction company. 

Having military parents meant frequently moving to different places and adapting to different cultures. Griffin also had to go through some hardships because of his Afro-braided hair and color, but he always stood strong. 

Griffin Shares A Photo Of All Black QB
Griffin Shares A Photo Of All Black QB (Source: Instagram)

The Griffin family moved to Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Washington, then to New Orleans, Louisiana, and finally settled in Copperas Cove, Texas. 

Talking about RG3’s name, it was his grandfather’s wish to call his grandson Robert. Robert II regretted naming his son Robert III for years. 

He did not want his son to feel the burden of living up to his father’s name.

However, all the hesitations faded away when RG3 showed up for that first game proudly wearing his Roman numeral.

Alexa Sharma
Alexa Sharma

Alexa Sharma

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