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Redskins' Griffin named offensive captain

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Washington Redskins sensation Robert Griffin III has accomplished much in his first season as a starting quarterback.

Add NFL offensive captain to that list.

The team's offensive players voted Wednesday to name Griffin a team captain for the rest of the season.

"You just know that everybody's looking at me to be the guy, to make everything work," Griffin told. "To me, that's not pressure. But I just echo it to everyone else that it's not just me. People will say it's me and I'll get all the blame and all the fame, but it's the guys around me that make me great."

Griffin has been a leader almost from the day he joined the team. He has passed for 1,993 passing yards and rushed for another 529 this season. On Sunday, he'll likely become the third rookie QB in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards.

Griffin joins left tackle Trent Williams as the offensive captains. Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen were added to London Fletcher on defense. Lorenzo Alexander remains the lone special teams captain.
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