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[08/08/13 - 08:13 AM]
"RGIII: The Will to Win" to Air August 27 on ESPN
The one-hour documentary-style film focuses on Griffin's journey to return to the field for the 2013 NFL season.

[via press release from ESPN]

"RGIII: The Will to Win" to Air August 27 on ESPN

One-Hour Documentary-Style Film Produced by NFL Films and Gatorade Productions Chronicles Offseason of Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III

ESPN will present "RGIII: The Will to Win," a one-hour documentary-style film produced by NFL Films and Gatorade Productions about Washington Redskins quarterback and 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III. The program will air on ESPN as a one-hour prime time special on Tuesday, August 27, at 7 p.m. ET.

"RGIII: The Will to Win" focuses on Griffin's journey to return to the field for the 2013 NFL season. Divided into six acts, it begins with Griffin's spectacular rookie season when he led the Redskins to their first division title since 1999. After sustaining a knee injury in Washington's final game of the playoffs in January, the majority of the film documents Griffin's offseason, both his rehabilitation and more personal off-the-field moments.

Filming took place over several months in multiple locations and will conclude at the end of the preseason. Steve Trout and Jay Jackson of NFL Films are co-directors. Griffin, an executive producer on the project, also shot footage using a self-cam that will be part of the film.

"I just want people to see me as me. Not everybody gets an inside look at who you are as a person. Yeah, I'm RGIII; I'm the Washington Redskins quarterback. But sometimes you need to know why people do what they do. I'm looking forward to putting it out there so people can know who I am," said Robert Griffin III.

"ESPN constantly looks for new and unique content to present to fans across our various platforms, and "RGIII: The Will to Win" certainly fits that criteria," said Julie Sobieski, ESPN vice president of programming and acquisitions. "The film spotlights one of the NFL's rising stars and most engaging personalities, while providing an inside look at Robert Griffin III's offseason recovery from knee surgery, one of the biggest storylines entering the 2013 season."

"At Gatorade we believe that athletic performance is driven from the inside out and Robert is an amazing example of that, both on and off the field," said Morgan Flatley, Gatorade Vice President of Marketing. "We're looking forward to sharing Robert's journey through "RGIII: The Will to Win" with not only his fans but athletes everywhere."

Encore presentations of "RGIII: The Will to Win" will air on ESPN2 beginning Saturday, Aug. 31, at 9 a.m. and within the ESPN Sports Saturday block on ABC (Aug. 31, 2 p.m.).

In addition to the one-hour special, excerpts from the film will air on SportsCenter, NFL Live, Monday Night Countdown and other programs, including during halftime of the Monday Night Football preseason game on Aug. 19 (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Redskins) and in the lead-up to ESPN's regular season MNF opener on Sept. 9 when Griffin hopes to return to the Redskins' lineup against the NFC East division rival Philadelphia Eagles (7 p.m.). Additional videos will also be available on ESPN.com and Gatorade.com.





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