clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Robert Griffin III: Heisman Front Runner?

Coming into the 2011 college football season, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck widely had been considered the favorite for the Heisman Trophy. The tide may have turned in the last few weeks, though as Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has put himself front and center in the Heisman race following a 479 yard, four touchdown effort in an upset win over Oklahoma.

↵

The folks over at Heisman Pundit have RG3 at the top of their ballot headed into play this week, with eight more first place votes than Luck has received. Houston's Case Keenum and Alabama's Trent Richardson also received first place votes in the poll at Heisman Pundit.

↵

Griffin III has been nothing short of excellent this year, throwing for 3,572 yards and 33 touchdowns against just five interceptions, while also completing nearly 73 percent of his passes. Griffin has also added 550 yards on the ground and five touchdowns. By contrast, Luck has thrown for 2,937 yards, 31 touchdowns and eight picks. 

↵

It certainly seems like Griffin has put himself in the driver's seat. He'll have a chance to further his case this weekend as the Bears take on Texas Tech.

↵

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