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The Heisman Trophy Winner, Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III is not only Baylor’s superman, he is College Football’s superman and he has the Heisman trophy along with the socks to prove it. RG3 beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck and becomes the first Baylor player to take home the prestigious Heisman Trophy.

First, I want to say I completely agree with the Heisman committee on picking RG3, Luck will be the first pick in the draft, but this award goes to the best college football player, not best pro-talent.

Griffin received 405 first place votes and 1,687 points, Luck received 247 first-place votes and 1,407 points to become the 4th player to be Heisman runner-up in consecutive seasons and first since Arkansas running back Darren McFadden in ’06 and ’07. Alabama running back Trent Richardson was third with 138 first-place votes and 978, Wisconsin’s running back Montee Ball finished 4th with 348 points and last but not least LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu finished 5th with 327 points.

The Heisman committee consists of 145 media voters that are selected from each of six regions, for a total of 870 media voters; also past Heisman winners get a vote. Each voter makes three selections (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) each first place selection is awarded three points, second place is awarded two points, and third place is awarded one point.

Now that you know how the Heisman is selected and who won it, let’s talk about Griffin and why he won it this season.

Griffin was a beast, completing 72 percent of his passes for 3,998 yards with 36 touchdown passes and a nation leading 192.3 efficiency rating. In addition, he lifted Baylor (9-3 this season) to one of their greatest seasons in school history; the last time Baylor won nine games was 25 years ago. The clinching moment for Griffin in his Heisman campaign in my opinion was leading Baylor to victory over Oklahoma for the FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY in dramatic fashion.

Griffin’s stats in the biggest game of the year for Baylor

21/34, 479 yards, 4 touchdowns, NO interceptions along with 18 carries for 72 yards. DOMINANT?

What makes this so impressive to me is that Griffin elevated an entire program to the national stage, besides college football diehards, who heard of Baylor? Before Griffin’s great season I doubt many people even knew where Baylor was located (Waco, Texas, I got you guys don’t worry).

What Griffin has done this season is truly amazing and it is truly worthy of the Heisman trophy, for someone that did not get the hype as Luck or Richardson did in the preseason, it is good to see a player play his way into the Heisman race, than ultimately win it by out-performing everyone.

 

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