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Updated: Robert Griffin III wins 77th Heisman Trophy

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Although Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was the Heisman Trophy favorite in both the preseason and throughout much of the 2011 regular season, the Heisman race hadn’t been this wide open in years.

There was a pool of about 7-8 players who all could make a case as to why they deserved to be invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony, but it came down to five: Luck, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU cornerback/punt returner  Tyrann Matheiu.

In the end, though, the 77th Heisman Trophy was awarded to Robert Griffin III.

RGIII grabbed 405 of 846 first-place votes and 1,687 points to take home the trophy; Luck, was the runne- up for the second consecutive year with 247 first place points and 1,407 points; Richardson received 138 first place votes and 978 points. Ball and Matheiu finished fourth and fifth in the voting, respectively.

“This is unbelievably believable,” said Griffin, who threw for 3,998 yards and accounting for 45 total touchdowns this season. “To Baylor nation, I say this is a forever moment, may we be blessed enough to have more of these in the future.”

Here’s how the final Top 10 voting breaks down:

And, here’s how the regions voted:

Griffin won five of six voting regions, with the exception being the Far West region, which was won by Luck.  However, votes for USC quarterback Matt Barkley and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore cut into Luck’s voting — perhaps just enough to keep last year’s runner-up in the same spot this year.

RGIII, Superman socks and all (with a cape…. a cape!), is the first Baylor player to win the award; Baylor’s Don Trull placed fourth in the Heisman voting in 1963. Griffin joins an elite fraternity of football players, a slideshow of which can be seen HERE courtesy of the fine folks at NBCSports.com.

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71 Responses to “Updated: Robert Griffin III wins 77th Heisman Trophy”
  1. burlyisatruefan says: Dec 10, 2011 8:59 PM

    Good on him!!!

  2. kyleortonsarm says: Dec 10, 2011 8:59 PM

    Who? Some nobody won? Big deal. Also NCAA stands for Nobody Cares About Amateurs.

  3. fatfreddystubbs says: Dec 10, 2011 9:01 PM

    Classy kid. Congratulations.

  4. miamifishfan says: Dec 10, 2011 9:02 PM

    Well earned!!!!!

  5. edgarh21 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:04 PM

    Soon to be 1st overall pick? Hmmm…..

  6. thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:05 PM

    Well spoken young man. I’m surprised, but happy for him and Baylor. I just wonder why Texas didn’t recruit him. Congrats RG3, Art Briles and the folks in Waco and the Bears.

  7. scoops1 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:10 PM

    1st off….RG3 totally deserved the award…..

    the one thing though I didn’t agree with is the fact a woman presented this award. I’m all for equal rights and what not but this is Men’s club

  8. stanleyfrankmusial says: Dec 10, 2011 9:10 PM

    kyleortonsarm – YOU must care, otherwise why did you log in and comment? just to dazzle us with your rapier wit?

  9. Deb says: Dec 10, 2011 9:11 PM

    Big congrats to RGIII!! And nice socks! ;) All the finalists were deserving, and Griffin has had a tremendous season. Really enjoyed the profiles on each candidate. It’s nice to have some background to humanize the people we watch on the field. They all seemed like good guys who’ve worked hard for the recognition they’ve received. Hope they all go on to successful pro careers when the time comes.

  10. raiderredleg says: Dec 10, 2011 9:13 PM

    @ Deb,

    First thumbs up I have ever given you…Nice post.

  11. hs321 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:14 PM

    Congrats to the guy who beat UT and OU in the same year!!!…not that it took a lot to do that this year.

  12. apmn says: Dec 10, 2011 9:15 PM

    I guess I don’t understand Heisman voting. How did Matt Barkley and Kellen Moore get votes? Are the votes taken before the finalists are announced?

  13. Deb says: Dec 10, 2011 9:17 PM

    scoops1 says:

    the one thing though I didn’t agree with is the fact a woman presented this award. I’m all for equal rights and what not but this is Men’s club
    ————————————————-
    Odd as it may seem coming from a progressive female, I found that choice a little disconcerting, too. Apparently she’s a member of the Trust, but she seemed out of place.

  14. Ben Kercheval says: Dec 10, 2011 9:17 PM

    apmn,

    Players can get votes even if they’re not a finalist in New York. Some voters had already turned in their ballots before the last weekend of the season.

  15. lawtypop says: Dec 10, 2011 9:23 PM

    If they were going to let a woman present, at least make sure the microphone wasn’t pointing directly into her eyes!

  16. jmb795 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:24 PM

    RGIII gave one of the better acceptance speeches I have witnessed. Good on his parents. Good on him. Good on Baylor.

  17. Deb says: Dec 10, 2011 9:26 PM

    @raiderredleg …

    Thank you! It’s nice to see someone who’s mature enough to give thumbs up and down on the actual content of posts rather than using them for infantile vendettas. A lot of peeps going through their second childhoods around here ;)

  18. kiopta1 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:27 PM

    Congrats young man.

  19. rockgate says: Dec 10, 2011 9:27 PM

    Tickled to death to see a very deserving RGIII win this award. That said, I was also very impressed with the character and poise shown by Oliver Luck after the announcement…very classy young man who was also very deserving.

  20. apmn says: Dec 10, 2011 9:28 PM

    Ben,

    Thanks for the answer. I always just assumed that they voted from the list of finalists.

  21. tjpim says: Dec 10, 2011 9:37 PM

    at least Luck has a GPA!!!

  22. dkhhuey says: Dec 10, 2011 9:49 PM

    Outstanding!!! I am so glad the hype machine didn’t win!!! Congrats to Robert and Baylor!!!

  23. artisan3m says: Dec 10, 2011 9:53 PM

    I was surprised to find the South region going so heavily for RGIII when the SEC was represented by two of the five finalists. Robert is a class act and so is the man responsible for bringing him to Baylor, coach Art Briles. Robert was headed to Houston but when Briles took the Baylor job, RGIII followed. I’d imagine the sponsors of the Alamo Bowl are ecstatic. Having the Heisman winner in their game does wonders for that contest. Congratulations, RGIII. You earned it.

  24. rockgate says: Dec 10, 2011 9:58 PM

    tjpim says:
    at least Luck has a GPA!!!
    ———–
    Not sure of the intent of your unfortunate comment. In addition to being quite classy, it’s obvious that Oliver Luck is a bright young man.

    However, you would do well to know that RGIII completed his degree in 3 years and is currently working on a graduate degree….this after he realized that he probably wouldn’t have the time for both football and Baylor Law school as he had originally intended.

  25. lemmam says: Dec 10, 2011 10:12 PM

    congrats to RGIII. anyone besides me find the Heisman ad on ESPN disgusting? the ad where the five guys are standing behind the Heisman Trophy and acting like they’re trying to grab the trophy. ESPN sucks when they denigrate the trophy and what it stands for.

  26. bayoubauer says: Dec 10, 2011 10:15 PM

    Deb says:
    Dec 10, 2011 9:26 PM
    @raiderredleg …

    Thank you! It’s nice to see someone who’s mature enough to give thumbs up and down on the actual content of posts rather than using them for infantile vendettas. A lot of peeps going through their second childhoods around here

    You can’t just say “Thank You”? That’s why you catch so much grief. You always look for an opportunity to bitch even when it’s not called for.

  27. lasseter1113 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:26 PM

    First of all congrats to Robert Griffin III. Also Congrats to Baylor on their first Heisman Trophy.

    @Deb

    I was surprised too that you got so many thumbs up. If you want to get a bunch of thumbs down ON HERE all you have to say is ROLL TIDE!!!

  28. supremeomega says: Dec 10, 2011 10:26 PM

    Why are people using the phrase “well spoken”. Is Andrew Luck well spoken? Is Matt Barkley well spoken? Why wouldn’t RG3 be well spoken? He is from a millitary backgroud very smart and goes to a really good school and has a pre law degree

    Great to see that prejudice is dead in this country. I’m sure the racists wish he was a thug with sleeve tatoos of gang signs. Too bad for them he could end up as the best QB in this draft and everyone who passes on him will regret it maybe even Indy.

  29. frank booth says: Dec 10, 2011 10:39 PM

    bayoubauer says:
    Dec 10, 2011 10:15 PM
    Deb says:
    Dec 10, 2011 9:26 PM
    @raiderredleg …

    Thank you! It’s nice to see someone who’s mature enough to give thumbs up and down on the actual content of posts rather than using them for infantile vendettas. A lot of peeps going through their second childhoods around here

    You can’t just say “Thank You”? That’s why you catch so much grief. You always look for an opportunity to bitch even when it’s not called for.
    ===================================
    Do you see the irony in your comment?

  30. frank booth says: Dec 10, 2011 10:47 PM

    supremeomega says:
    Dec 10, 2011 10:26 PM
    Why are people using the phrase “well spoken”. Is Andrew Luck well spoken? Is Matt Barkley well spoken? Why wouldn’t RG3 be well spoken? He is from a millitary backgroud very smart and goes to a really good school and has a pre law degree

    Great to see that prejudice is dead in this country. I’m sure the racists wish he was a thug with sleeve tatoos of gang signs. Too bad for them he could end up as the best QB in this draft and everyone who passes on him will regret it maybe even Indy.
    ===================================
    I don’t find it racist at all to compliment someone as “well-spoken”. And as far as Afro-American athletes go, there are plenty that have difficulty with the English language because of their environment. It is noticeable, but that doesn’t mean that that people are automatically racists for noticing, and it doesn’t make them bad people, and not even necessarily dumb for having trouble with grammar. Your assumptions of people wishing he was a thug are just silly.

    As far as prejudice being dead in this country? It’s not even close to that (never has been), and it lives on both sides.

  31. Deb says: Dec 10, 2011 10:51 PM

    @bayoubauer …

    That post was directed to raiderredleg regarding what appeared on the thread at that time. You give me grief over everything I say because that is who you are. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn about your obsession with or opinion of my comments. So rave on.

  32. Deb says: Dec 10, 2011 11:00 PM

    @lasseter1113 …

    The adults have tired of the bickering. I’m just trying to ignore the kids as best I can :)

    @frank booth …

    No … s/he doesn’t. :)

  33. supremeomega says: Dec 10, 2011 11:03 PM

    @frankbooth

    Been all over the world. Lots of people of all colors everywhere who speak poorly.

    Lots of white athletes in America that speak poorly. Never heard a white athlete described as well spoken…

    Perhaps its an assumption that all white inviduals are well spoken…

  34. goodfieldnohit says: Dec 10, 2011 11:11 PM

    and yet, he couldn’t beat Texas A&M.

  35. pedagoguish says: Dec 10, 2011 11:14 PM

    Robert Griffin has about as much right to the Heisman as Rick Perry has to the presidency. Being from Texas should automatically disqualify anyone from anything.

    When Griffin is long forgotten, Andrew Luck will be heading for the NFL Hall of Fame. Luck comes from a real football team in a real football conference. Go Pac 12; go Huskies. Knock the snot out of this Johnny-come-lately.

  36. phillyb6 says: Dec 10, 2011 11:14 PM

    Rockgate… You know its Andrew Luck, Oliver’s son, who was the runner up. I was going to ignore the first one but then you did it again.

  37. harleyspoon says: Dec 10, 2011 11:16 PM

    They were all deserving of the Heisman…among others who were deserving. That takes nothing away from Robert’s accomplishments. He exemplifies all the things the trophy stands for. He had the stats, the highest standard of character, conduct and leadership on the field. He had the highest standards of character, conduct and leadership off the field. He more than measured up academically. He will honor the award he has received as much as he was honored to have received it. I grew up in Waco. I went to grad school at Baylor. I coached at Baylor during Coach Grant Teaff’s first several years. I love Baylor University. I could not be prouder of where Baylor athletics is heading across the board. Thanks to ALL the young men on this Baylor team and their coaches who have worked so hard to put the football program where it is and for laying the foundation for what will be a great future for BU Bear sports!!!

  38. harleyspoon says: Dec 10, 2011 11:18 PM

    Padagoguish once again comes through with proof of his white trash upbringing.

  39. 1historian says: Dec 10, 2011 11:19 PM

    Let’s not forget that this award is named after John Heisman, who was the head coach at Georgia Tech when they beat Cumberland College 222-0 – the worst defeat in football history – in October 1916.

  40. lasseter1113 says: Dec 10, 2011 11:20 PM

    @Deb

    Yeah, I was very happy to see Tyrann and Trent getting along so well tonight. It didn’t look like that was all for show, it actually looked like they had been having fun. I guess us fans could learn a thing or two from them huh?

    P.S. Not so much for Coach Saban and Coach Miles though. There was definitely tension there, as far as I could tell anyways. .

  41. frank booth says: Dec 10, 2011 11:27 PM

    supremeomega says:
    Dec 10, 2011 11:03 PM
    @frankbooth

    Been all over the world. Lots of people of all colors everywhere who speak poorly.

    Lots of white athletes in America that speak poorly. Never heard a white athlete described as well spoken…

    Perhaps its an assumption that all white inviduals are well spoken…
    ====================================
    Agreed. There are plenty of white athletes and white people in general that speak poorly. Plenty that write poorly as well. Plenty of white people that went to college and can’t write to well either. I’ve heard people of all colors as “well-spoken” or having good control of the English language.

    But seriously, take a look at the number of African-American athletes that have trouble with the English language as opposed to those who do. It is noticeable. I’m not going to pretend that it isn’t. I don’t know what good that does. It’s the same as noticing it with white athletes.

  42. frank booth says: Dec 10, 2011 11:31 PM

    pedagoguish-

    What year will Luck be getting into the Hall of Fame? I haven’t seen his NFL stats so far- how is he doing?

    lasseter1113- Saban would have tension with Mother Theresa if she were still around. Why is face always contorted like he’s in mid-crap?

  43. Deb says: Dec 10, 2011 11:34 PM

    @lasseter1113 …

    A lot of the players get along great. During the Auburn game, one of their players got flagged for a really late hit on Trent, and the two of them walked back to the huddle with their arms around each other. I enjoyed learning more about Mathieu’s background and where he grew up. Sounds like he and Trent came from very similar neighborhoods. Tyrann survived Katrina, and Trent this year’s tornadoes in Tuscaloosa. They really have a lot in common. I wouldn’t be surprised if they became good friends after spending this time together in New York.

    Oh, Nick and Les looked fine to me. Did you see Nick at the ceremony two years ago or at the draft earlier this year? He always looks mega-uncomfortable at things like that and tries his best to avoid all the fundraisers, etc., at Alabama. Les seems like he probably has a more easy-going personality.

  44. supremeomega says: Dec 10, 2011 11:47 PM

    @frank booth

    How is this relevant sir? It’s just a way to insinuate that African Americans are less intelligent. Nothing makes the sports establishment angrier than to see a Black QB beat people with his arm and his mind…

    I am not saying you are racist in the least but the media IS!

    If RG3 was white he would go #2 easily

  45. frank booth says: Dec 10, 2011 11:59 PM

    It’s not relevant but it is noticeable. Everything that the media reports on isn’t relevant to sport, nor should it be. I don’t think the media is racist, in general, although there are racists in the media.

    I think RG3 will go where scouts think he should go, but all it takes is one team to take him. I don’t think race plays into it that much anymore. Cam Newton was the 1st player taken in the draft. Tim Tebow, a white former Heisman winner, was taken 26th. The scouts were sold on neither. When it comes down to money, all they care about is the talent, nothing more.

  46. supremeomega says: Dec 11, 2011 12:19 AM

    It’s noticeable that white WRs generally are slower and create less separation but equally as stupid to refer to a white WR as athletic…f you are an NFL WR you are fast an athletic…Brandon Stokely, Wes Welker and Austin Collie are/were pretty good.

    Black QBs are called athletic but never smart, well spoken but not leaders. While their white colleagues are called heady and recognize for their leadership and toughness.

    If you are good you are good. Race is irrelevant
    Calling RG3 well spoken is a jab at the intellect of a black QB. If he were white no one would say that as i have never heard that phrase attache to Luck who will and should be the firs pick. Mike Vick and VY are not splitting the atom, but neither is Leinart, or Rothlisberger…Talent is talent.

  47. vegasbronco says: Dec 11, 2011 12:37 AM

    OMG again, No NFL quality Heisman QB. Robert Griffin is the selection but Andrew Luck is hands down an NFL starter in 2012.
    Some argue Roger Stauback in’63 but 4 years of Navy duties and then in ’69 sharing QB duties with Craig Mortenson.
    Others say Doug Fluite and Jim Plunkett but they learned in the CFL for many years before the NFL
    Testaverde, Ware, Detmer, Torretta, Ward, Wuerffel, Weinke, Crouch, Palmer (best), White, Leinart, Smith none enjoyed the accolades of a very good NFL QB.
    Now it is Tim Tebow and Cam Newton but wait, too early for them to fail

  48. mzfitz1215 says: Dec 11, 2011 12:47 AM

    kyleortonsarm says:

    Who? Some nobody won? Big deal. Also NCAA stands for Nobody Cares About Amateurs.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    First off he’s not a nobody he’s an amazing player, check his stats, Us here in Copperas Cove Texas where he went to high school are EXTREMELY proud of him, we knew he was going places then. Born of two Army SGT’s he had no where to go but up.
    Sorry for Luck’s bad luck

  49. vandalcowboy says: Dec 11, 2011 1:09 AM

    The Heisman Trophy is awarded “to an individual who deserves designation as the most outstanding college football player in the United States”. It is NOT awarded to the best NFL prospect. College football is not the NFL and whether or not RG3 has a great NFL career (I think he will) is irrelevant in discussing if he was a worthy choice as a Heisman recipient (I think he was).

  50. Ba'al from www.Cowboys-Forum.com says: Dec 11, 2011 1:15 AM

    vandalcowboy says: Dec 11, 2011 1:09 AM

    The Heisman Trophy is awarded “to an individual who deserves designation as the most outstanding college football player in the United States”. It is NOT awarded to the best NFL prospect. College football is not the NFL and whether or not RG3 has a great NFL career (I think he will) is irrelevant in discussing if he was a worthy choice as a Heisman recipient (I think he was).
    ___________________________________
    The Heisman has become a joke, it has been said many times during the last few years during games in which announcers state that only players from winning teams win the Heisman, so i ask, how is it fair for the little guy who puts up monster numbers but his team stinks and he doesnt get a sniff of the Heisman, the Trophy has turned into a popularity contest and that in turn makes it a joke.

  51. goodfieldnohit says: Dec 11, 2011 1:50 AM

    Dang, while you are arguing whether he was well spoken or if that phrase was the slight bit racist, I would again tell you that..

    Robert Griffin the Heisman Trophy Winner has never beaten Texas A&M.

    Shouldn’t beating A&M at least once, be a requirement of winning the Heisman?

  52. thekingdave says: Dec 11, 2011 2:22 AM

    “pedagoguish says:
    Dec 10, 2011 11:14 PM
    Robert Griffin has about as much right to the Heisman as Rick Perry has to the presidency. Being from Texas should automatically disqualify anyone from anything.

    When Griffin is long forgotten, Andrew Luck will be heading for the NFL Hall of Fame. Luck comes from a real football team in a real football conference. Go Pac 12; go Huskies. Knock the snot out of this Johnny-come-lately.”

    I wasn’t aware the Heisman went to the player who projected best in the NFL. And by your standards, Luck should automatically disqualified since he has spent the vast majority of his life in, gulp, Texas.

  53. frank booth says: Dec 11, 2011 2:22 AM

    No. Why should it be?

  54. omniusprime says: Dec 11, 2011 9:06 AM

    Once again the Heisman voters have made the wrong choice selecting Blake Griffin over Andrew Luck. How does a player from a garbage 3 loss team like Baylor get the nod over a better player on a 1 loss team who played far better competition than Griffin did? This has been a pathetic year for NCAA football with a national championship game that belongs in the sewer and a pathetic excuse of a Heisman winner. Yeah Griffin ought to flee to the NFL before he shows how unworthy he was next year at Baylor. I’m glad I didn’t waste my time watching the show.

  55. florida727 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:11 AM

    Let me get this straight…

    846 voters., right? RGIII gets 405 first place votes, right? RGIII gets 168 second place votes, right? RGIII gets 136 third place votes, right?

    Who exactly are the idiots that genuinely believe he is NOT one of the three best players in college football for 2011? Apparently there are about 137 such morons. They should lose their privilege to vote in future Heisman races.

    Personally, I was rooting for Luck based on what he’s done over the course of his career (I know, I know, it’s an ‘annual’ award, so what). But RGIII is very deserving. Loved his acceptance speech. First time I’d heard him in any kind of lengthy interview too. What a classy young man. Awesome personality. Wish him nothing but the best going forward. Hope he returns to Baylor for another year.

  56. artisan3m says: Dec 11, 2011 9:12 AM

    There have been excellent quarterbacks in college that fell flat on their asses in the NFL. There is no assurance that either RGIII or Luck will succeed in the pros. They simply have “potential.” Its a different game and in reality a different sport. Griffin won because he is viewed by the majority as a superior quarterback to Luck. RGIII didn’t just edge Andrew out ~ he kicked his natural ass. The validation comes from the Southeast region with two of their own in the hunt, but they chose Griffin. Its natural for all the unsuccessful candidates (and their advocates) to feel a great sense of disappointment today. That is no reason to demean the winner for clearly his credentials bask up his selection and the margin of victory validates his win.

  57. bangitfootball says: Dec 11, 2011 9:25 AM

    If Luck had Wright, Williams and Reese to throw to he would of had 55 TDs this year. Griffin is another Andre Ware or Vince Young. It was nice to hear Griffin speak however without saying “you know what Im sayin” every sentence.

  58. florida727 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:27 AM

    supremeomega says:
    Dec 10, 2011 10:26 PM
    Why are people using the phrase “well spoken”…
    Great to see that prejudice is dead in this country. I’m sure the racists wish he was a thug with sleeve tatoos of gang signs.
    ——————————————————-
    Hmm. Think University of Miami football and University of Cincinnati basketball. You want to know why prejudice is alive and well in America, just not as openly discussed as in the past? You might find your answer there.

    It’s a shame that people ‘assume’ that most black athletes are “thugs with sleeve tattoos of gang signs”, and that someone like RGIII is the exception. Then again, based on their actions, what would you expect people to think? All the chest pounding and self-serving, draw-attention-to-me acts, why would anyone in their right mind think anything other than “thug”?

    Funny thing: when you act and talk like a normal, intelligent human being, you get the respect you deserve… like RGIII. Big surprise, huh?

  59. supremeomega says: Dec 11, 2011 9:47 AM

    Right because, Bill Romonowski, Jeremy Shockey, Richie Incognito, Ben Rothlisberger among others are standup guys.

    It’s not a race thing. Good guys are good regardless of their hue. D-Bags and Thugs are bad regardless of there hue. Plenty of riots in Europe Soccer where most of the players an fans are white…

    Furthermore, celebrating and pointing at yourself although stupid does not make you a thug…

    I happen to live in Cincy and go to church in the hood near X and UC. Lot of crime and poverty adjacent to those schools…just as many stupid violent idiots of other races…those guys just are not playing sports

  60. greggatx says: Dec 11, 2011 10:36 AM

    Congratutaions to RGIII and to the rest of the Baylor football team!! The best player in college football won. Go Bears! Sic ‘em!!

  61. supremeomega says: Dec 11, 2011 10:45 AM

    Vince Young got a single digit wonderlic and is known as a moron that can’t read a D. He also buckled under the pressure and refused to enter a game as his own fans booed. Then he disappeared and his family thought he was a suicide risk. Do you really have a comparison?

    Great Colleg QBs that bomb in the NFL usually fail for these reasons:

    Too Short too small
    Arm Strength (can’t make NFL throws)
    Work Ethic/Leadership skills
    Off Field issues (Drugs Crime etc.)
    Can’t read an NFL Defense/Not smart

    RG3 does not fall into any category listed. His only knock isnthay he didnt play in a pro style offense. However very few teams run a pro style offense anymore. Most run some option read spread. That hybrid is coming to the NFL with Cam and Tebow. The NFL for the first time will have to adapt as many of the best college QBs run it.

    Don’t get me wrong you can’t win consistently without pocket passing! That’s why Griffin Would be perfect to sit for a year or two and learn pro style. Then he could have a package of read option plays for redzone and short yardage. But a guy of his intelligence an discipline will be able to learn how to operate out of the I Form and single back.

    I’m gonna put faith in the guy with military upbringing a high GPA and extremely accurate arm.

  62. greggatx says: Dec 11, 2011 10:55 AM

    goodfieldnohit says:Dec 10, 2011 11:11 PM

    No they didn’t, but the aggies usually beat themselves. At a mere 6-6 (lol) I don’t think you should be insulting a great player on a great day. Good luck with that sec conference and enjoy your last good (for aggies) record. And thanks for that sweet victory on Thanksgiving Day. An agonizing loss I bet! You aggies crack me up!! hahahaha

  63. greggatx says: Dec 11, 2011 11:04 AM

    pedagoguish says:Dec 10, 2011 11:14 PM

    sour puss!!

    omniusprime says:Dec 11, 2011 9:06 AM

    Because it’s for the Best player and that Is Robert Griffin III. Andrew Luck is an excellent QB, but didn’t have the same awsome numbers as RGIII.

  64. vandalcowboy says: Dec 11, 2011 12:09 PM

    @omniusprime says:Dec 11, 2011 9:06 AM

    … How does a player from a garbage 3 loss team like Baylor get the nod over a better player on a 1 loss team who played far better competition than Griffin did? …
    ___________________________________

    @omniusprime, you crack me up! I don’t know if you are delusional or just plain stu… the PAC 12 “far better” than the Big 12? Really? Well, talk is cheap, and fortunately we have both the Fiesta Bowl and the Alamo Bowl to look forward to.

  65. lasseter1113 says: Dec 11, 2011 2:28 PM

    @Frank Booth

    Yeah Saban does make some funny faces doesn’t he? I really wouldn’t care if he walked around with his eyes crossed though as long as he keeps winning!!!

  66. kfd255 says: Dec 11, 2011 6:21 PM

    Why does race & mental capacity always have to be thrown into the equation. ITS FOOTBALL, nobodies life is on the line!!! All of the finalists are Americans period….not black, white, haitian, smart, dumb, wellspoken, shy, thugs, etc. Who are we to judge anyways.

  67. Pac12ute says: Dec 12, 2011 3:49 AM

    Sorry, but when I read the comment “a thug with sleeve tatoos” I naturally thought someone was referring to Trent Richardson.
    http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2011/12/10/21/19/365-yykKl.St.55.jpg

    RGIII deserved this award more than the other 4 guys that were invited to NY, but then again, why is Richardson even there? Without RGIII, Baylor may have won 5 games this season… and that’s a stretch. Without Richardson, Alabama would have won the same amount of games because they have other quality backs. There are 5 other RB’s in the nation with more yards this season and only one of those 5 ahead of him was invited. I don’t know if it’s because they needed to invite someone from Alabama because of them being in the NC game or because he’s been a big name this year like Luck.

    Luck was at least similar to RGIII in that Stanford would have been maybe 6 or 8 win team without him, so his presence makes sense. Same could be said for Kellen Moore and Case Keenum’s teams. I can’t say that Mathieu isn’t a great player, but LSU is a stacked team as well. This award is supposed to be about players that are essential to their teams. RGIII, Luck, Moore, Keenum, even Barkley and Wilson should have been invited to NY just based on what they mean to their team. The only reason LSU and Alabama have guys that were invited has more to do with the politics of having someone from the NC game involved. Those two guys come from great teams with great backups waiting right behind them that could jump in and not have the team skip a beat.

    At least the powers that be made a good choice in the end.

  68. Pac12ute says: Dec 12, 2011 3:51 AM

    By the way, Tyrann bears a stricking resemblance to Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air in that picture.

  69. Pac12ute says: Dec 12, 2011 3:52 AM

    Striking, not stricking… my bad.

  70. klownboy says: Dec 12, 2011 1:01 PM

    The right guy won the Heisman. I’m just glad it wasn’t Luck…

  71. texizz says: Dec 27, 2011 10:06 AM

    Texas did not recruit RGIII because he could not meet the academic standards required at The University of Texas. Griffin signed with a school that he knew would not require him to attend classes. Baylor is still a campus of thugs and always will be. How soon people forget!

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