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Robert Griffin III gets a food statue

By Barry Wilner

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, April 24 2012 2:20 p.m. MDT

Top 2012 NFL draft prospect Robert Griffin III pose next to a food statue celebrating his induction as "Famous Fan of Subway" on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in New York. Subway unveiled the life size creation, which join a roster of famous athletes including Michael Phelps and Blake Griffin, to announce its new Smokehouse BBQ Chicken sub made for Griffin. The statue contains over 300 pieces of chicken with garlic for teeth, and dried chilli pepers for hair.

Bebeto Matthews, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Lots of athletes get statues built in their honor, though not one you can take a bite out of.

The likeness of Robert Griffin III, made of barbecue chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and chili peppers, was unveiled at a Subway restaurant in Manhattan on Tuesday. It might not be quite the same accolade as going No. 2 overall in the draft to the Washington Redskins, as the Heisman Trophy winner will do Thursday night, but the Baylor quarterback got a kick out of it.

Griffin says he and his college teammates were "big on Subway" and that the statue "is all for fun and cool," although he wasn't sure how much it actually resembled him.

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