Robert Griffin III Takes Home the 2011 Heisman Trophy
Griffin started the season by playing on an almost inconceivable level. Through his first three games, the junior quarterback had more touchdown passes than incompletions.
In the middle of the season, however, Griffin’s name dropped off many Heisman watch lists, but the Baylor signal caller continued to rack up stats. A heroic last-second drive to beat Oklahoma late in the season re-energized his Heisman campaign, and an electric victory over Texas in the season’s final weekend was enough to get Griffin the support he needed to claim the trophy.
Griffin finished the season with 3,998 passing yards and 36 touchdown passes against just six interceptions. He also ran for nine more touchdowns throughout the season, including two scores each in victories over Texas Tech and the Longhorns.
Griffin topped the likes of season-long favorite Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
2011 Heisman Trophy Voting
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