PROVO, Utah –Former Heisman winner, NFL QB Robert Griffin III is in Provo for Saturday night’s BYU/Baylor game.
The Baylor legend is on the call to see his alma mater take on No. 21 BYU at LaVell Edwards Stadium. RGIII is ESPN’s broadcast analyst for BYU/Baylor, alongside play-by-play voice Mark Jones.
Griffin is in his second year as a broadcaster for ESPN; this is his first call to Provo. So naturally he wanted to see the sights. Griffin took to social media for recommendations to Provo.
In Provo, Utah for @BYUfootball ‘s Home Opener vs. @BUFootball and it’s time to explore what the city has to offer.
Need your help Cougars #GoCougs
The best places to eat?
Places to go see?
Free ice cream at the stadium?
How do I get a ROC pass?
—Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 9, 2022
RGIII asked, “Best places to eat? Places to go see? Free ice cream at the stadium? How do I get an ROC pass? »
OK, RGIII has done his homework on BYU football’s tradition of free ice cream for opposing fans at the stadium. Stadium Ambassadors at LaVell Edwards Stadium always give the road fan contingent, usually in the northwest corner of LES, free sundaes. Of course, as a member of the media, Griffin will have the chance to receive pre-game cookies and a free meal from Tucanos.
At halftime, the media will rush for more cookies; It always happens, I swear.
Robert Griffin III launched the Bam Bam barbecue
When it comes to dining venues, BYU isn’t known for unique restaurants. A little ago. Most notably, Bam Bams BBQ. And that’s apparently where the former Heisman Trophy winner ended up.
— SCOTT WARNER (@ScottWarner18) September 10, 2022
Bam Bam’s BBQ partner and BYU donor Scott Warner showed the former No. 2 NFL draft pick what BBQ in Provo has to offer. Of course, it’s a risky move because barbecue in Central Texas is on another level.
RGIII was served the Bam Bam special, a plate of swachos. Maybe we’ll hear a review of his Bam Bam’s Provo experience on Saturday night’s show.
No. 21 BYU vs. No. 9 Baylor kicks off at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN and KSL NewsRadio, your Cougars legacy.
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.