Historic Heisman win, Robert Griffin III takes trophy

POSTED: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 4:08pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- A Copperas Cove native who worked his way up to become the first Baylor player ever to win college football's highest honor.

"It's unbelievably believable," said Baylor quarterback and Heisman winner Robert Griffin III.

Griffin won with 405 first place votes and 1,687 points to finish ahead of runner-up Stanford's Andrew Luck.

Griffin the third is now the seventh player from a Texas school and the fifth from the Big 12 to win the prestigious award.

But in true RG3 fashion, he made it clear it's not about him.

"We've certainly worked for this. That's right, everyone associated with Baylor University. From my family to my friends to my teammates to coach Briles and the coaching staff. To the Baylor administration to Ken Starr. To the city of Copperas Cove. To the city of Waco and all of Baylor nation I say thank you for your love and support."

Griffin has led his Baylor team to it's first nine-win season since 1986 and is the nation's only player with at least 3,300 passing yards and 300 yards rushing.

His next step?

A win over Washington in the Valero Alamo Bowl.


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