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Teen With Special Needs Gets Feel-Good Prom Proposal With A Little Help From RGIII

06/03/2014 08:55 am ET | Updated Jun 03, 2014

Robert Griffin III's on-field performance may be a matter of some debate, but there's no doubting his wins once he steps off the turf.

To wit: Last Thursday, the Washington Redskins quarterback dropped in on Centreville High School, in Virginia, to help Morgan Assel ask her classmate, Juwaan Espinal, to the prom. Assel sought out the high-profile NFL player's assistance for her "promposal" because he's the favorite player of Espinal, who has cerebral palsy.

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When it came time to pop the question, Assel approached Espinal with giant banner that read, "I know I'm not as cool as RGIII but will you go to prom with me?" RGIII then stepped out from behind the sign, prompting a mile-wide grin from Espinal, whose answer was a clear "Yes!" despite being non-verbal due to his disorder.

"You can tell he's filled with life," RGIII told WWBT afterward, reflecting on Espinal's palpable excitement. "We make time in our schedules for stuff like this because it's so worth it."

"I'm just really excited and really grateful that RGIII came to help Juwaan," Assel added to WJLA, smiling through tears. "It just means a lot that people are willing to do this for him, because he's such a special person and he really deserves it."

WATCH WJLA's segment above, and the longer, uncut video, below:

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