Saturday, December 10, 2011

Baylor QB Griffin Wins Heisman Trophy

Asociated Press reports that Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.

Runner up Andrew Luck was first to congratulate Griffin.
''Very much well deserved,'' Luck said.

Griffin started 11 games as an 18-year-old freshman in 2008 and tore a knee ligament three games into the 2009 season.

He returned last year as good as new and with a newfound commitment and love of football. He threw for 3,501 yards and led Baylor to a 7-6 record and its first bowl appearance since 1994.

This season, his passing has improved and he’s still a dangerous runner (644 yards and nine DS). He has left little doubt that he’s a pro prospect, though he’s got one more game—the Alamo Bowl against Washington on Dec. 29 in San Antonio—to show his stuff.

An aspiring lawyer who is working on a master’s degree in communications, he holds 46 school records and adoring Bears fans are praying he comes back for more.

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1Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
2Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
3Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
4Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
5Tyrann Mathieu, DB/PR, LSU
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