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2011 Davey O'Brien Award Winner: Robert Griffin III Named Best Quarterback

Earlier Thursday night, Baylor's Robert Griffin III was beat out by Stanford's Andrew Luck for the Walter Camp player of the year award. This time Griffin was able to edge out Luck by winning the Davey O'Brien award which is given to the nation's best quarterback. Griffin also beat out Houston Cougars quarterback Case Keenum.

On the year Griffin was a human highlight reel with his amazing throws and used his legs to make plays for his team. Griffin was just shy of 4,000 yards passing this year and ended up 3,998, he threw 36 touchdowns to only nine interceptions and had a passer rating of 192.31 which broke the all-time single season record which was previously held by former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan who's rating was186. Griffin also added 644 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.

Both Luck and Griffin are going up against each other one more time for the ultimate college football award in the Heisman Trophy.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.