Never mind that antiquated Heisman trophy business - Robert Griffin III is putting the Baylor Bears on the national map of college football with his latest accolade - being named the quarterback of SB Nation's inaugural All America Team. Griffin is joined by wide receiver Kendall Wright on the list, and the duo makes the Bears as one of only four teams (LSU, Stanford and Alabama being the others) with more than one player.
Griffin's exploits are well known, and despite a deep class of quarterbacks, SB Nation's Jason Kirk argues the pick was a no-brainer:
From numbers to moments, no player better defines everything that was great about the 2011 season than RG3 does. Andrew Luck and Brandon Weeden were outstanding, but this feels like just about the easiest choice on the board.
Bill Connelly argues the case for Wright, who joins fellow Big 12 standout Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State in barely edging out USC's Robert Woods:
...when Baylor fell behind schedule and found themselves on second- or third-and-long, Wright got better: 68 catches, 75-percent catch rate, 10.4 yards per target on standard downs, then 27 catches, 75-percent catch rate and 13.0 yards per target on passing downs. Wright was more explosive than Woods, and when Baylor needed a big catch, Wright came up bigger.
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