Robert Griffin III won the Heisman!
He not only won the Heisman, he deserved to win the Heisman on the basis of his accomplishments. The award was not taken away from him, because he was not the best athlete on the best team. The Heisman voters elected Griffin on the basis of his achievements rather than affiliations.
From a mental fitness perspective, Robert Griffith III is a living example of a person who has been motivated to achieve and excel at all levels of competition. He has maintained the ability to focus and achieve amazing feats. He has not rested on his laurels and drifted into mediocrity. He has overcome adversity. He has justly received the Heisman.
The following information in regard to Robert Griffin is from the Boston Globe.com.
"He epitomizes everything you have to be to become a complete player on and off the field and that's why he's a finalist," Baylor coach Art Briles said.
Griffin, a fourth-year junior, holds or shares 46 school records.
By time Griffin played his first game for the Bears in 2008, when at 18 he was the nation's youngest FBS starting quarterback and weighed only about 190 pounds, he was already a Big 12 champion and NCAA All-American in the 400-meter hurdles. He graduated from high school near the top of his class before enrolling at Baylor for the spring semester.
"Coach Briles told me he's not a prophet, but he did say that in two or three years, I'd be a Heisman Trophy finalist," Griffin said. "And it's coming true."
Griffin set an FBS record by throwing 209 passes to start his career before his first interception.
Only three games into the 2009 season, Griffin tore the ACL in his right knee. He got a medical hardship redshirt and then in his comeback last year led the Bears to their first Top 25 ranking since 1993 and a bowl game.
"Robert has become for many football fans the face of Baylor University," athletic director Ian McCaw said. "He's a model student-athlete. ... He basically was a 17-year-old when he came here, and he's a man now." This ends the quotations from the Boston Globe.com.
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