Robert Griffin III gets the key to hometown

January, 13, 2012
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Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III finally got to make it back home to Copperas Cove.

The ceremony was postponed until after the bowl game, but the Heisman winner took his trophy back to his hometown for a celebration, and received a key to the city.

He came outfitted with his high school letterman jacket and was welcomed with the Superman theme, a nod to his nickname and the socks he made famous at the Heisman Trophy Presentation ceremony.

Griffin offered up another memorable speech, too

From the Killeen Daily Herald:
"To see you guys out here supporting me on a day like this is big," Griffin said. "In life, you always want to feel like you're appreciated, and I definitely felt that at Baylor University.

"And when I come back home and see things like this and have people out here when it's 39 degrees outside, it really makes me feel appreciated."

Saturday night at the Ferrell Center, Baylor will host another celebration to close the season and celebrate Griffin and the team's accomplishments. Here's guessing that isn't the last time he's honored in Waco for something.

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