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RGIII teams up with 'Assassin's Creed 3' to promote new shoes

Saturday - 11/3/2012, 11:31am  ET

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

WASHINGTON - Robert Griffin III's running has been deadly to opponents this season.

He'll soon be doing it in newly designed shoes with an "Assassin's Creed" theme.

RGIII is the poster boy for the kicks, which are low-cut and gray with blue trim all around and a red tongue and laces. The shoes coincide with the release of the new "Assassin's Creed 3" video game.

It was also part of a Rock the Vote campaign to increase voter awareness, a big draw for the football star.

The game company says it chose Griffin because of his instincts on the field, and presence in the top political market.

In a statement, Griffin says it gives him a chance to encourage people to represent their country through the voting process.

The game and shoes game were released on Oct. 30. There are 200 pairs available.

WTOP's Thomas Warren contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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