Robert Griffin III Brings Home a Reason to Celebrate for Baylor University
AUSTIN, TX (December 14, 2011) - The junior quarterback bearing the notable acronym, RG3 beat the odds Saturday night, becoming Baylor’s first ever player to take home college football's most legendary trophy. It may be coincidence that Griffin’s home field and training surface is the inimitable Matrix Turf system, but we’re betting not.
As grueling as football schedules can be, the Matrix Turf system helps athletes maintain a higher degree of physical health and stamina, even in poor weather. Heavy precipitation and mud become non-issues for schools boasting the System, as the proprietary infill, fibers and draining properties keep fields playable in even the most challenging of conditions.
Having a synthetic turf field at home has helped eleven of the Top 25 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) teams tally a winning season this year. Following last weekend’s conference championships, these teams have a combined win-loss record of 110-25, representing a total 81% win percentage. Perhaps this merely represents the correlation of investment in football programs with their success, but the odds are nevertheless eye opening.
The Matrix system chosen by Baylor University is the turf industry’s paramount product and is comprised of special monofilament (spinneret) yarns in different sizes, shapes and colors. This configuration creates the best traction and system stability possible, and under stadium lighting the color combination provides excellent light deflection. The environmentally friendly backing and high strength coating provide an unparalleled tuft bind. Its durability and playability is highly superior to other turf products available in the market.
RG3 is the seventh Heisman winner from a Texas school and the first since the University of Texas running back, Ricky Williams took home the trophy in 1998. He is the fifth Heisman winner representing the Big 12 Conference and the 29th quarterback ever honored.
About Hellas Sports Construction
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Hellas is one of the largest sport contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis installation and maintenance. Notable clients include the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Cotton Bowl, Baylor University, Idaho State, the Alamodome and Northern Arizona University. Hellas controls all business processes to take its products straight to the end-user including marketing, sales, quality control and project management. For more information visit HellasSportsConstruction.com.
Partnering with legendary materials manufacturer, Royal TenCate, Hellas is positioned for continued success. TenCate Grass develops and produces synthetic turf components and designs systems for top-flight sport, recreation and landscape applications. Together with its partners, TenCate Grass strives to achieve a system approach. This gives users confidence in playing characteristics and lifespan. TenCate Grass has production facilities in Europe, the Middle East and North America.