Robert Griffin III Wins Heisman Trophy

Sunday December 11th, 2011

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy in a ceremony on Saturday night, according to ESPN's Joe Schad. Griffin III had 405 first-place votes.

Griffin III led Baylor to a 9-3 record and #12 ranking this season while throwing for 3998 yards, 36 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He also rushed for 644 yards and 9 touchdowns.

He is the first Baylor player to win the Heisman Trophy. The other finalists were Stanford’s Andrew Luck, Alabama’s Trent Richardson, Wisconsin’s Montee Ball and LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.