BAYLOR quarterback Robert Griffin III won't go No. 1 in the NFL draft on Thursday. But he's already No. 1 to folks at the popular sandwich chain, Subway.
On Tuesday, Subway unveiled a lifesize bust of Griffin made of lunch meat, cheeses and veggies to promote his new position as company spokesperson. RG3 joins Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan, Ndamukong Suh, Michael Phelps and Blake Griffin.
Unveiled in New York, the "sculpture" was created by Subway "sandwich artist" James Victor, of Conshohocken. According to an ESPN.com report, over 300 pieces of Subway's "Smokehouse BBQ Chicken" were used. Additionally, tomatoes, lettuce and onions were fashioned into shoulder pads. RG3's trademark hair braids? Bell peppers.
"When I saw it, I just laughed," Griffin told the website. "The smokehouse BBQ chicken sub has six grams of fat. That [bust] doesn't have six grams of fat. That's a whole lot of fat in that."
Griffin is expected to go second in the draft to the QB hungry Redskins. The Colts have the first pick and it has been reported they have already decided to select Stanford QB Andrew Luck.
"The Colts feel the other guy is better for them, and you have to respect that, and I do respect it," Griffin said. "I wanted to be the No. 1 pick, but I'm the No. 1 pick for the Washington Redskins."
Remember the frenzy Eagles fans made when the Birds chose Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb over Texas runningback Ricky Williams?
Well, looking back on it, the Eagles definitely made the right decision.
It was on this date in 2006 when Williams, then with the Dolphins, was suspended by the NFL for the rest of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy - for the fourth time.