LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The National Football League announced that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Griffin III is the first Redskin to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month since offensive tackle Chris Samuels earned the honor for the month of October during the 2000 season.
Through the first four games of his professional career, Griffin III has completed 86-of-124 passes for 1,070 yards with four touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.2.
Last Sunday, he became one of three players in NFL history to pass for more than 1,000 yards in the first four weeks of a rookie season, joining Carolina's Cam Newton and Miami's Ryan Tannehill.
Griffin III leads all rookies in passing yardage, completion percentage and passer rating. With 180 passing yards on Sunday, Griffin III can join Newton as only the second player in history to throw for 1,250 yards in the first five games of his rookie season.
In addition, Griffin III has rushed 41 times for 234 yards and four touchdowns, leading all quarterbacks in each category. His four rushing touchdowns are tied for most in the league with fellow Redskins rookie Alfred Morris and Houston running back Arian Foster, and the four rushing touchdowns are tied with Joe Theismann and Eddie LeBaron for the most by a quarterback in a single season in Redskins history.