Robert Griffin III meets young fan who has QB’s face imprinted on his prosthetic leg

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It's the age old question: What do you say to a young fan who has a picture of your face on his prosthetic leg?

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been in a lot of situations since becoming famous as a Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor, but this was probably a first.

He met 13-year-old Redskins fan Rico Felix, who has a unique honor to Griffin on his prosthesis.

“I’m speechless…I don’t know what I can say about that, except that it’s an honor,” Griffin said, according to an item on the Redskins' official blog.

I guess that's the proper reaction.

Felix and his mother Michelle were in attendance for the Redskins' training camp practice on Wednesday. He lost his right foot when he was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around it, the Redskins' blog said. During this past offseason, as Griffin was recovering from ACL surgery, Felix decided to get Griffin's face on his leg.

“He…he’s inspiring,” Felix said, according to the Redskins' blog. “When he got his leg surgery, it reminded me of me. See, as I grow, my bone grows, so I have to have a surgery. But he inspired me to get back up on my feet after I had surgery.”

Felix got Griffin to sign his leg, and Griffin still didn't quite know what to say about Felix's show of support.

“To think that someone would think that much of me to put it on their leg,” Griffin III said, according to the Redskins' blog. “I don’t know what I can say about that. It’s an honor.”

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