Robert Griffin III Wins The 77th Heisman Trophy

It takes a lot to shock me these days, but when RG3 was announced the winner of the 77th Heisman Trophy, admittedly my mouth was agape.

Was it putting Baylor on the map with a 4-0 November record, the 192.3 passer rating that will obliterate the previous record, the 45 combined touchdowns, the Oklahoma signature win or the Superman socks?

The junior, an aspiring lawyer working on his master’s in communication, is also eloquent:

”This is unbelievably believable. It’s unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work.”

He’s the first Baylor player since 1963 (Don Trull) to finish as high as 4th in the Heisman voting.

Andrew Luck was the favorite coming into the season after finishing second to Cam Newton last year. He had a great season but when comparing Luck’s numbers and signature highlights to Griffin III, the senior paled in comparison.

Luck now has all the inspiration he needs to become a top level NFL quarterback. In my opinion, I would draft RGIII (who is expected to declare for the draft) first because of his ability to make every throw,  has versatile on and off field intelligence and that it factor, but that determination will be made by NFL scouts leading up to the combine.

Griffin III has that wow stuff going for him.

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops should have been in NY sitting along side RG3′s family because it was his timeout late that changed Baylor’s plans to settle for overtime and allowed for a spectacular 34 yard pass across his body to Terrance Williams for the game winning touchdown in the closing seconds. He throws a pretty ball.

 

1 Robert Griffin III, Baylor QB 1,687 (405)
2 Andrew Luck, Stanford QB 1,407 (247)
3 Trent Richardson, Alabama RB 978 (138)
4 Montee Ball, Wisconsin RB 348
(0)
5 Tyrann Mathieu, LSU DB/PR 327
(0)

 

 RG3 season stats

wk

 team

result

Passing

comp

 attempts

 pct

 yds

 tds

 ints

 scks

 rate

Rushing

 rush

 yds

 tds

1 TCU W 50-48 21 27 77.8 359 5 0 1 250.6 10 38 0
3 Stephen F. Austin W 48-0 19 21 90.5 265 3 0 1 243.6 8 78 0
4 Rice W 56-31 29 33 87.9 338 5 0 0 223.9 6 51 1
5 Kansas State L 35-36 23 31 74.2 346 5 1 5 214.7 12 6 0
6 Iowa State W 49-26 22 30 73.3 212 1 0 3 143.7 24 107 1
7 Texas A&M L 28-55 28 40 70.0 430 3 1 5 180.1 12 15 0
9 Oklahoma State L 24-59 33 50 66.0 425 1 2 2 136.0 16 27 1
10 Missouri W 42-39 27 41 65.9 406 3 0 3 173.2 19 53 1
11 Kansas W 31-30 22 29 75.9 312 3 1 0 193.5 10 103 1
12 Oklahoma W 45-38 21 34 61.8 479 4 0 2 218.9 18 72 0
13 Texas Tech W 66-42 7 11 63.6 106 1 0 0 174.6 14 62 2
14 Texas W 48-24 15 22 68.2 320 2 1 1 211.3 12 32 2
Average/Total 267 369 72.4 3998 36 6 23 192.3 161 644 9

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