Earning 405 first-place votes and a total of 1,687 total points, Baylor University junior quarterback Robert Griffin III earned the 2011 Heisman Trophy Saturday night in New York. Griffin III beat out Stanford University senior quarterback Andrew Luck, who's expected to be the No. 1-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and finished second in the Heisman voting with 247 first-place and 1,407 total points. RG3 became the first Baylor Bear to win the award.
RG3 finished the season ranked second in the nation in total offense with 387 yards per game, while tossing for 36 touchdowns and 3,998 yards. RG3 also helped Baylor finish its season with a 9-3 overall record, including a 48-24 blowout victory over Texas, Dec. 3.
Other finalists that RG3 beat out included: running back Montee Ball (22 first-place votes) of the University of Wisconsin, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) of LSU, and running back Trent Richardson (138) of the University of Alabama.