Back in 2012–Robert Griffin III’s rookie season–Redskins fan Emmanuel Vega named his son after the former Baylor star after winning a bet with his girlfriend who’s a Cowboys fan when Washington defeated Dallas on Thanksgiving. If the Cowboys would have their son would have been named after Miles Austin.
“For an NFL team like us, it was just hope, just any hope,” said Emanuel Vega, the father of young Robert Griffin Vega, age 2. “As Redskins fans, it was like RGIII was going to save our franchise. Everyone got lost. Everyone got crazy.”
He doesn’t regret naming his son after RG3.
“I don’t regret it at all,” Vega told me. “I really respect the guy a lot. I mean, I don’t know a lot about him personally; all I know is what I read and what I see. I don’t know, I guess I’m biased. I’m an RGIII guy. A lot of people say he’s full of himself or he’s an egomaniac, but I don’t see it. I think he knows what he wants; he just wants to be the best quarterback he can, and you can’t blame him. I would just tell him you did everything right, and just don’t ever stop.”