Grateful Griffin

11 12 2011

In case you missed it, here is Robert Griffin III accepting his Heisman.

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And the Winner is…

10 12 2011




Many saw it coming, but no matter the case, it was a one-hundred percent deserved award – Robert Griffin III is the 2011 Heisman winner.

Griffin went up against Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck (runner-up), Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.

Not only does RG3 know how to dazzle fans with his many highlight plays on the field, but he also knows how to handle himself off the field. After Andrew Luck’s very formal interview, Griffin unavoidably grabbed the spotlight – in large part because of Chris Fowler – showing his personality to the country. Fowler pointed out Griffin’s love for action figures and even made him show the crowd his Superman socks – sure to be a hot commodity by tomorrow. Griffin went with the flow and just seemed like a guy that would be really easy to talk to.

The best part of the night had to be Griffin’s speech. During the regular season, anytime RG3 had an interview, he would bounce any questions related to his astounding play to his Baylor team. His acceptance speech was no different. Other than thanking all of his close family members and God, Griffin focused solely on his Baylor Bears and what this trophy meant for their program (the answer: a lot). This humility is sometimes hard to find in athletes that get inundated with praise, so I have a lot of respect for the way Griffin handles himself.

Heisman-winner Robert Griffin will most likely be taking the next step in his football career and head to the NFL draft. Griffin has a unique style of game that is filled with big-time throws down the field and many running plays, too. Some speculate he might be unable to play his style of football once he arrives in the NFL – similar to the way Vince Young has struggled. I won’t count out this opinion since Young had just as much dominance when he took his Texas team to a national championship; however, I believe Griffin has just enough better of an arm and better understanding of the game to make it with the big boys.

Five years down the road, don’t be surprised if Griffin is in full control of an NFL team.

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