NEW YORK (WKZO) –- Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite, Andrew Luck, to take home the 77th Heisman Trophy. Griffin, better known as RG3, became the first Baylor player to earn the honor. The second highest vote-getter in Baylor history was fourth place over 48 years ago.
Though the award may not be a surprise to college football fans, Griffin’s margin of victory over Luck raised a few eyebrows. The junior quarterback earned 405 first- place votes, while 207 first-place votes were given to Luck. Alabama running back, Trent Richardson finished third (138 votes), while Wisconsin running back, Montee Ball, finished fourth.
Griffin entered the season on the outside looking in on the Heisman conversation, but his body of work did most of the talking from there. RG3 completed 72 percent of his passes for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns. His 192.3 efficiency rating is top among the nation’s quarterbacks. Most importantly, he helped raise Baylor to national prominence, finishing with a school-best 9-3 record.
Griffin and the Bears will face Washington in the Alamo Bowl on December 29.