Robert Griffin III documentary to air Aug. 27

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He has a Heisman Trophy, a Rookie of the Year award and an entire city hanging on his every movement. Now, he's got a documentary chronicling his recovery from injury.

ESPN will air "RGIII: The Will to Win," a one-hour documentary, on Aug. 27. The film, which was produced jointly by NFL Films and Gatorade Productions, looks at Griffin's spectacular rookie season, the injury that knocked him out of the Washington Redskins' playoff loss and his fight to get back on the field in time for the 2013 season.

But sometimes you need to know why people do what they do. I'm looking forward to putting it out there so people can know who I am," Griffin said in a statement issued by ESPN.

Washington opens the preseason on Thursday night with a game against the Tennessee Titans. Griffin is not expected to play in any of his team's preseason games.