When he learned that his wife was giving birth, Robert Griffin III left the broadcast where TCU defeated Michigan 51-45 in a fiercely contested game with his video now viral
Max Duggan scored two touchdowns for TCU.
Robert Griffin III left the Fiesta Bowl broadcast midway.
Robert Griffin III leaves Fiesta Bowl broadcast midway after finding out his wife is giving birth, video goes viral
When Robert Griffin III discovered that his wife was giving birth, he was in the middle of a Fiesta Bowl broadcast for ESPN2. The broadcast of the NCAA division one football bowl subdivision game between Michigan and TCU was interrupted by the free-agency quarterback running out. He was congratulated by his fellow broadcasters before he left.
Watch the scene now here:
WIFE IS IN LABOR!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Kep0Ek51vU
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 1, 2023
Twitter users expressed their compassion and gratitude for the professional who swiftly answered and attended to urgent family calls even while on duty.
“After this game, RGIII will need a baby and some beta-blocker medications. Congrats!, “A Twitter user responded. “Bravo, Brotha. On the north of your daughter, to you and Greta. God acted!”
TCU defeats Michigan 51-45
In a dramatic Fiesta Bowl, TCU defeated Michigan despite their frantic second-half comeback attempts to win 51-45 and move on to the title game. Prior to the third quarter’s chaos, the Horned Frogs held a 21-6 lead at the half. After Michigan momentarily trimmed TCU’s advantage to five points, the teams combined for 44 points in the first quarter and 41 points over the last seven minutes.
With 3:18 left, Michigan reduced the deficit to six points and recovered possession with 52 seconds left and no timeouts available. However, the Wolverines botched a snap on a fourth down with 25 seconds left, ending the minuscule chance that the comeback would succeed.
TCU will have to pay for its second national championship in school history thanks to the Fiesta Bowl triumph. The only other time TCU won the national championship was in 1938 when the team went 11-0 and Davey O’Brien earned the Heisman Trophy. Since Texas at the end of the 2009 season, the Horned Frogs are the first Big 12 team to compete for the national championship.