Former Heisman Winner Robert Griffin III is Fired Up About Tennessee in the Supers

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Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is fired up about Tennessee’s postseason run on the diamond.

After Tennessee defeated Georgia Tech on Sunday to win the Knoxville Regional, Griffin excitedly tweeted out his congratulations to the Vols.

Sunday’s tweet is hardly the first time that Griffin has been tuned into Tennessee baseball this season. Griffin, a former quarterback at Baylor along with the NFL’s Washington Football Team and Baltimore Ravens, has routinely tweeted about the Vols throughout the season. In specific, Griffin is a big fan of Tennessee third baseman Trey Lipscomb.

Lipscomb and Griffin recently became connected through family, which Lipscomb talked about during an interview on the Josh & Swain show from April.

“My Dad, he just got married,” Lipscomb said during the interview. “She is Estonian. And RGIII’s wife (Grete Šadeiko) is also Estonian. So they got the connection back there in Baltimore and then she gave me the hookup and got me introduced to [Robert Griffin III]. We’ve just bonded ever since!”

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Despite no apparent connection to the University of Tennessee, Robert Griffin III has certainly jumped on the train to become one of the team’s most prominent fans in the sports world. With more than two million followers on Twitter, Griffin’s credibility and popularity on social media are helping elevate the status of Tennessee and Trey Lipscomb by posting highlights with the utmost excitement.

After sweeping the Knoxville Regional last weekend, Tennessee and Lipscomb will now be gearing up to host Notre Dame this upcoming weekend with a spot in the College World Series on the line.

Trey Lipscomb

Tennessee 3B Trey Lipscomb. Photo by Rocky Top Insider/Ric Butler.

Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.