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Heisman Trophy Winner RG3 Declares for NFL Draft

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Jan. 11, 2012

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WACO, Texas -- Baylor Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III will declare for the 2012 NFL Draft and forgo his final season of eligibility, he announced Wednesday.

Griffin III departs after leading Baylor to a 10-3 record and No. 12 ranking in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll (13th in Associated Press Poll) in a 2011 season which concluded with a victory in the Valero Alamo Bowl. RG3 led Baylor to back-to-back bowls in 2010 and 2011 as a sophomore and junior.

In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy, Griffin III was named national player of the year by the AP and Sporting News, earned the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and was a consensus All-America selection.

Griffin III, who set or tied 54 school records in three full seasons at Baylor, finished the 2011 season with school records of 4,293 yards, 37 passing touchdowns and a passer efficiency rating of 189.5 (second-best in NCAA FBS history). RG3 led a powerhouse Baylor offensive attack that ranked second in total offense (587 ypg), fourth in scoring (45.3 ppg) and first in passing efficiency (191.2 rtg).

RG3 finishes his collegiate career as one of three players in FBS history to top 10,000 career passing yards (school-record 10,366) and 2,000 career rushing yards (2,254).

A native of Copperas Cove, Texas, and graduate of Copperas Cove High School, Griffin III earned second-team Academic All-America honors from Capital One/CoSIDA in 2011 and is a 2010 Baylor graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Robert Griffin III 2011 HONORS
Heisman Trophy Award winner
Davey O'Brien Award winner
National Player of the Year (AP, Sporting News, Yahoo!/Rivals.com, ESPN AT&T All-America)
National Offensive Player of the Year (FoxSportsNext.com)
All-American, 1st team (AP, Sporting News, CBSSports.com, SI.com, Yahoo/Rivals.com,
Phil Steele, FoxSportsNext.com, FWAA)
All-American, 2nd team (Walter Camp)
All-American, honorable mention (Pro Football Weekly)
Academic All-American, 2nd team (Capital One/CoSIDA)
Manning Award finalist
Walter Camp Award finalist
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist
Wuerffel Trophy finalist
Maxwell Award semifinalist
Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Chic Harley Award (national player of the year)
"People's Heisman" (SI.com)
Academic All-District VI (Capital One/CoSIDA)
Academic All-Big 12, 1st team
Big 12 Player of the Year (Rivals.com)
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (coaches, AP, CBSSports.com, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Waco Tribune-Herald)
All-Big 12, 1st team (coaches, AP, Dallas Morning News, ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, Rivals.com, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News, Waco Tribune-Herald, Phil Steele)

Robert Griffin III SCHOOL RECORDS
GAME (INDIVIDUAL) - 8
Completion Percentage (20 attempts) - 90.5, vs. SFA (19-21) - Sept. 17, 2011
Completion Percentage (30 attempts) - 87.9, vs. Rice (29-33) - Sept. 24, 2011
Passing Yards - 479, vs. Oklahoma - Nov. 19, 2011
Longest Pass - 94, vs. Kansas - Oct. 2, 2010
Total Plays - 66, at Oklahoma State (50 pass, 16 rush) - Oct. 29, 2011
Total Yards - 551 -vs. Oklahoma - Nov. 19, 2011
TD Responsibility - 6, vs. Rice (TIED) - Sept. 24, 2011
Rushing Yards Per Attempt - 19.7, vs. Washington State - Sept. 12, 2008

SEASON (INDIVIDUAL) - 26
Completion Percentage - 72.4 - 2011
Passing Yards - 4,293 - 2011
Passing TDs - 37 - 2011
Passing Completions - 304 - 2010
Passing Efficiency - 189.48 - 2011
TD-INT Ratio - 6.17 - 2011
Interception Percentage - .0112 - 2008
200-Yard Passing Games - 12 - 2011
300-Yard Passing Games - 9 - 2011
400-Yard Passing Games - 4 - 2011
Consecutive Games with TD Pass - 13 - 2011
Consecutive 200-Yard Passing Games - 11 (TIED) - 2011
Consecutive 300-Yard Passing Games - 5 - 2011
Consecutive 400-Yard Passing Games - 3 - 2011
Consecutive attempts without an INT - 209 - 2008
Total Plays - 603 - 2010
Total Yards - 4,992 - 2011
Total Yards (Freshman) - 2,934 - 2008
Total Yards (Sophomore) - 4,136 - 2010
Total Yards (Junior) - 4,992 - 2011
Yards Per Play - 8.6 - 2011
TD Responsibility - 47 - 2011
Rushing Yards (Freshman) - 843 - 2008
Rushing Yards by a QB - 843 - 2008
Rushing TDs by a QB - 13 - 2008
100-yard Rushing Games by a QB - 4 - 2008

CAREER (INDIVIDUAL) - 20
Pass Attempts - 1,192
Pass Completions - 800
Completion Percentage - 67.1
Passing Yards - 10,366
Passing TDs - 78
Passing Efficiency - 158.90
TD-INT Ratio - 4.59
Interception Percentage - .0143
Consecutive attempts without an INT - 209
Consecutive Games with TD Pass - 15
200-Yard Passing Games - 29
300-Yard Passing Games - 13
400-Yard Passing Games - 4
Total Plays - 1,720
Total Yards - 12,620
Yards Per Play - 7.3
TD Responsibility - 111
Rushing Yards by a QB - 2,254
Rushing TDs by a QB - 33
100-yard Rushing Games by a QB - 7

Robert Griffin III CAREER STATS

PASSING

YEAR G/GS    COMP    ATT    PCT    YDS LG  TD  INT  EFF.
2008 (Fr.) 12/11 160 267 59.9 2,091 61 15 3 142.0
2009 (So.) 3/3 45 69 65.2 481 42 4 0 142.9
2010 (RSo.)  13/13 304 454 67.0 3,501 94 22 8 144.2
2011 (Jr.) 13/13 291 402 72.4 4,293 87 37 6 189.5
CAREER 41/40 800 1,192 67.1 10,366 94 78 17 158.9

RUSHING

YEAR G/GS   ATT  YDS   AVG   LG  TD
2008 (Fr.) 12/11 173 843 4.9 63 13
2009 (So.) 3/3 27 77 2.9 15 2
2010 (RSo.)  13/13 149 635 4.3 71 8
2011 (Jr.) 13/13 179 699 3.9 49 10
CAREER 41/40 528 2,254 4.3 71 33

 

 

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