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Quarterback Robert Griffin III won the 2011 Heisman Trophy before emerging as a dynamic playmaker for the NFL's Washington Redskins.
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Griffin jolted the struggling football team by passing for 2091 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushing for another 843 yards and 13 scores as a freshman. He missed most of the 2009 season with a torn ACL, but returned in 2010 to deliver a combined 4,136 passing and rushing yards and 30 touchdowns.
The 2011 season marked the emergence of "RG3" in the national spotlight. With his powerful arm and ability to outrun any defender,
he lead Baylor to a record-tying 10 wins and a No. 13 ranking in the final AP Poll. Griffin finished with 4,293 passing yards and 37 touchdowns against just six interceptions, and ran for another 699 yards and 10 touchdowns, overwhelming numbers that earned him the Heisman Memorial Trophy as college football's top player.
Griffin graduated in December 2011, once again a semester early, with a degree in political science. He was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
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