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Robert Griffin III helps high school student ask classmate with cerebral palsy to prom

Robert Griffin III has emerged as a fan favorite through his two-plus seasons in the NFL, and for good reason.

The uber athletic quarterback out of Baylor has flashed a likeable personality and overcome some significant adversity in his young career, and he seems to connect with NFL fans in a way that not many players do.

Here’s another great reason for RGIII to be a fan favorite — he recently helped a high school student ask a classmate with cerebral palsy to prom, and WJLA-TV in Virginia was able to get it on video.

The Washington Redskins quarterback is 17-year-old Juwaan Espinal’s favorite player, and despite Espinal being non-verbal, has a circle of friends that reached out to Griffin — who then happily agreed to make the surprise appearance at Virginia’s Centreville High School.

A group of friends led by classmate Morgan Assel walked up to Espinal with a banner that read “I know I’m not as cool as RGIII, but will you go to the prom with me?” and Griffin emerged from behind the banner to Espinal’s delight.

Take a look at the video below: