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Robert Griffin III

Straight to Ground Zero

After Winning Heisman Trophy

12/12/2011 2:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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You'd think Baylor king Robert Griffin III would go wild after winning the Heisman Trophy this weekend in NYC -- but TMZ has learned, the star QB went straight to Ground Zero instead ... to pay his respects.

Griffin family sources tell TMZ, RG3 and several close family members made a beeline from the Best Buy Theater to the 9/11 memorial on Saturday. According to sources, the Griffins are a military family -- and Robert felt it was important to visit Ground Zero for some somber reflection.

We're told the Griffins spent a couple of hours at the memorial ... before heading downtown for a quick shopping excursion.

After the emotional tribute and the intimate family bonding time ... RG3 finally took off in his limo to party with fellow Heisman candidates Trent Richardson, Andrew Luck, Montee Ball, and Tyrann Mathieu.

Priorities.

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shagrath    

its been one of the ruffest years in recent college football memory, but this is a good story..
congrats to robert
keep it classy

1047 days ago
32.

thunder    

This Guy RG3 = Winning!

1047 days ago
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me    

What a great guy. He was raised in Texas and it shows. He so deserved the Heismman.

1047 days ago
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