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RG3's gear headed to Hall of Fame

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has made NFL history in his first season.
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP)

Robert Griffin III already has a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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On Wednesday, the Hall collected the grass- and dirt-stained burgundy jersey and cleats worn by Griffin when he set the NFL single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback in the Washington Redskins' win over the New York Giants.

Griffin ran five times for 72 yards in the 17-16 victory Monday night, giving him 714 yards on the season and topping the mark of 706 set last year by Cam Newton.

''Everyone wants to be in the Hall of Fame,'' Griffin said, ''so we're in there. But I've got a long career, preferably, and this is only the first step. It's an honor to have my jersey and cleats, although they're very dirty, in the Hall of Fame.''

It's been quite a week for Griffin, whose RG3 nickname was chanted repeatedly when he made an appearance at the Washington Wizards' upset of the NBA champion Miami Heat on Tuesday.

The Redskins are 6-6 and host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

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