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Monday, December 5, 2011
Baylor's RG3: Officially a Heisman finalist

By David Ubben


Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has been named one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

The finalists were unveiled tonight on SportsCenter. Running back Montee Ball of Wisconsin, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu of LSU, quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford and running back Trent Richardson of Alabama are also finalists.

Griffin broke his own school record with 3,998 yards, 36 touchdowns and six interceptions on 267-of-369 passing. He also set the NCAA record for passing efficiency, at 192.31.

He helped lead the Bears into the Alamo Bowl with a 9-3 record that included wins over TCU, Oklahoma and Texas.

Griffin may be the favorite for the award after voting closed earlier today, and would be the first Heisman winner in Baylor history. He joined family, coaches and teammates at Baylor's facility to watch tonight's announcement.

"I could be wrong, but I think Baylor won its first Heisman tonight," Griffin said in a postgame interview after throwing for 320 yards and accounting for four touchdowns in Saturday's 48-24 win over Texas.