Professional athletes are often coached on the importance of building a strong portfolio during their playing career and for many, that means investing in real estate.
Taking a page out of that playbook, NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III — known to fans around Texas as RGIII during his Heisman Trophy-winning days at Baylor University — had invested in a Houston-area mansion, but is now punting the home.
The Mediterranean-style estate on Lake Conroe — currently listed at $2.6 million by Houston Portfolio Real Estate — is more than 9,000 square feet and boasts seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a large home theater, a massage and exercise room, and what’s billed as a “backyard paradise.” The outdoor amenities include a beach-entry pool with swim-up bar, spa, sunken outdoor kitchen, and a pool bathroom/changing room.
Active types can enjoy a nine-car garage with its own golf cart section, plus a private boat dock with two boat slips. Anchoring a corner lot, the waterfront home, nestled in the April Sound neighborhood in Conroe, was built in 2007 and has been on the market for 97 days.
Griffin was a Texas football and track standout and highly pursued prospect out of Copperas Cove High School, near Temple. After bringing Baylor its first-ever Heisman, Griffin was selected second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Cowboys fans might still feel the sting of team's crushing loss to RGIII's Redskins on Thanksgiving 2016.
Injuries cut his tenure there short; Griffin is currently on the Baltimore Ravens roster.