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RGIII racks up another postseason honor

Robert Griffin III AP

Thought former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was done sweeping the floor with postseason hardware?

Wrong, sir (or, ma’am).

The Heisman Trophy winner may be moving on to the NFL, but not before he picks up the Manning Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback with consideration given to bowl performances.

Griffin threw for 295 yards and a touchdown — outperformed by Washington’s Keith Price, at least statistically — in Baylor’s 67-56 win over the Huskies in the Alamo Bowl.

“On behalf of my family, I would like to thank the Allstate Sugar Bowl for once again recognizing a very talented quarterback with the Manning Award,” said Archie Manning in a statement. “I’m not sure we’ve seen anything like the year that Robert Griffin had this year. Everybody knew he was a star athlete coming into the season, but he has shown the country that he is far, far more than a track star – he is an outstanding quarterback with all of the necessary skills to succeed at that position at any level of football. He is also a tremendous young man, leading by example, excelling in the classroom and providing a positive role model for anyone with whom he comes in contact.”

Griffin beat out Andrew Luck (again) Matt Barkley (USC), Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Case Keenum (Houston), Kellen Moore (Boise State), Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State), Russell Wilson (Wisconsin) and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas).

The award is very well-deserved, however. His 2011 campaign saw Griffin put together school records of 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns passing, and a passer efficiency rating of 189.5 (second-best in NCAA FBS history).

Unfortunately, no official word was given as to what socks Griffin was wearing when he won the award. Our guess is Angry Birds.

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6 Responses to “RGIII racks up another postseason honor”
  1. cowhawkfan says: Jan 24, 2012 11:03 PM

    Nice end to the story!! I love RG3 and Living in the DFW area, I’ve been a fan of his since his Freshman year. He had a fabulous year. But…I would not tank him as the best or even 2nd best pro prospect. Going into 2011, he was not a first rounder and I don’t think he should be an early first rounder this year based on 1 great, and it was great year. I picture him as a Randall Cunningham type QB., maybe late 1st Round at best. I realize he WILL be taken Top 5, but I just don’t think he’s there. And I’ll be happy to be proven wrong cause I really do like the guy.

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 24, 2012 11:19 PM

    Word to the wise. Texas A&M, one of the worst defenses in all of college football, beat RGIII’s ass to a bloody pulp.

  3. harleyspoon says: Jan 24, 2012 11:35 PM

    Yeah, goodfieldnohit, but, bubba, it ain’t where you start, it’s where you finish…and Baylor and RGIII both finished ahead of the aggie jokes… keep on acting like a goosesteping aggie with no class…as expected!!!!

  4. watchfullhose says: Jan 25, 2012 7:06 AM

    Wait…they scored 67 points and the kid threw one td?

  5. phillyb6 says: Jan 25, 2012 7:55 AM

    I’m just curious, now, I haven’t seen all the candidates on all the lists for these QB awards, but has Geno Smith been on ANY of the lists? Didn’t he have a pretty good season? (Not saying he should have won anything)

  6. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 25, 2012 9:36 AM

    67-56?!? So don’t draft any defenders from those teams then…

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