Robert Griffin III Tops 2011’s Final Heismanpundit.com Straw Poll

It looks like Baylor’s Robert Griffin III is about to make history.

Griffin III heads into Saturday’s Heisman ceremony as the leader in the final Heismanpundit.com Heisman Straw Poll of the 2011 college football season, released on Monday (Dec. 5).

The final Heismanpundit poll has proven to be the most accurate Heisman poll in the country in each of the last four years. If it rings true again in 2011, Griffin III will bring his school’s first Heisman back to Waco.

Griffin grabbed 8 out of a possible 13 first-place votes from the weekly panel of Heisman voters and totaled 32 points to beat out Stanford’s Andrew Luck, who had 23 points and four first-place votes.

“Griffin III been spectacular from the opener and finished with a flourish,” said one voter.

“He was the no-brainer choice,” said another.

Griffin III not only led the poll, he appeared on the most ballots for the first time this season. He was selected on 12 ballots to Luck’s 11.

Luck, who placed second in the Heisman voting in 2010 (and second in that year’s final straw poll) could be headed for another runner up finish–albeit a stronger one than last year–after leading the poll for 12 straight weeks to start the 2011 season.

“He has lesser production, but that’s more a product of his offense,” noted a voter. “You watch him and you know how good he is.”

Alabama’s Trent Richardson was third with 10 points and 1 first-place vote while appearing on six ballots. He was the leader in last week’s poll but appeared to lose most of his support over the weekend to Griffin III and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, who was fourth with six points.

LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu (4 points), USC’s Matt Barkley (2 points) and Houston’s Case Keenum (1 point), rounded out the top seven.

Now in its sixth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll is made up of 13 Heisman voters from across the country. They vote for three players each week. Tabulations are made on a 3-2-1 basis (just like a real Heisman ballot), with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

The Final 2011 Heismanpundit Straw Poll, 12-5-2011
Player, total points (first place votes in parentheses)

1. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor — 32 (8)

2. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford — 23 (4)

3. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama — 10 (1)

4. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin — 6

5. Tyrann Mathieu, DB, LSU — 4

6. Matt Barkley, QB, USC — 2

7. Case Keenum, QB, Houston — 1

Number of ballots: Griffin III (12), Luck (11), Richardson (6), Ball (4), Mathieu (3), Barkley (1), Keenum (1)

About the Voting Panel
The 13 members of the panel include: Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Teddy Greenstein and Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune, Olin Buchanan of Rivals.com, Tom Dienhart of The Big Ten Network, Michael Lev of the Orange County Register, Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, J.B. Morris of ESPN the Magazine, Austin Murphy,B.J. Schecter and Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, plus Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News. Chris Huston, publisher of Heismanpundit.com, coordinates and also votes in the weekly poll.

The Last Four Years of the Heismanpundit.com Heisman Straw Poll

Final 2010 HP Poll
1. Cameron Newton
2. Andrew Luck
3. (tie) LaMichael James
3. (tie) Kellen Moore
5. Justin Blackmon
6. Denard Robinson

Final 2009 HP Poll
1. Mark Ingram
2. Toby Gerhart
3. Colt McCoy
4. Ndamukong Suh
5. Kellen Moore
6. Tim Tebow

Final 2008 HP Poll
1. Sam Bradford
2. Tim Tebow
3. Colt McCoy
4. Graham Harrell
5. Michael Crabtree
6. Shon Greene

Final 2007 HP Poll
1. Tim Tebow
2. Darren McFadden
3. Colt Brennan
4. Chase Daniel
5. Pat White
6. Dennis Dixon

2010 Actual Results
1. Cam Newton
2. Andrew Luck
3. LaMichael James
4. Kellen Moore
5. Justin Blackon
6. Denard Robinson

2009 Actual Results
1. Mark Ingram
2. Toby Gerhart
3. Colt McCoy
4. Ndamukong Suh
5. Tim Tebow
6. C.J. Spiller

2008 Actual Results
1. Sam Bradford
2. Colt McCoy
3. Tim Tebow
4. Graham Harrell
5. Michael Crabtree
6. Shon Greene

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1. Tim Tebow
2. Darren McFadden
3. Colt Brennan
4. Chase Daniel
5. Dennis Dixon
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60 Responses to Robert Griffin III Tops 2011’s Final Heismanpundit.com Straw Poll

  1. RC December 5, 2011 at 4:05 am #

    If Richardson is ahead of Ball because Wisconsin has 2 losses, then why isn’t Griffin behind Luck with 3 losses to 1?

    I guess it always comes down to the flavor of championship week and we can forget about worry about it during the year.

    Oh well, I guess Luck will just be an amazing pro and Griffin will be the next Sage Rosenfels.

    Thanks for the site HP. Stanford had 3 legitimate shots at the Heisman for 3 years in a row – isn’t it odd that the SEC has had no problems with their candidates? At the end of the day, the last Stanford QB to become a runner up to the award turned out to have a hall of fame career – who was the other guy and did he have a good career?

    Thankfully RGIII seems like a fantastic kid. Much different than previous winners.

  2. wbond December 5, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    You cement the Heisman by beating a truly bad Texas team? What is this, the Nobel peace prize?

    Where was RGIII in a four touchdown loss to a mediocre Texas A&M team?

    • Bama Bruiser December 5, 2011 at 5:37 am #

      He threw for 430 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception against an A&M team that was favored to win 11 of its 12 games, including this one. Baylor’s pass defense is 112th out of 120, and gave up 6 touchdowns to A&M. Texas’s defense was ninth in the country heading into the Baylor game.

      • wbond December 5, 2011 at 5:43 am #

        As I’m sure you know, when you’re blown out that badly, stats such as yards thrown for are misleading at best.

        A&M had a bad enough season to fire their coach whether they were favored or not.

        • Chad December 5, 2011 at 8:57 am #

          See what happens when you make snide comments about a game you evidently didn’t watch? The A&M game was a one TD game until late in the third quarter. All three of Griffin’s TDs and most of his yards came when the game was still tight. Those aren’t garbage time #s.

          • wbond December 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

            When you lose by four touchdowns, you don’t get style points for stats. They are “garbage” by definition – irrespective of the quarter.

            Look, he’s a great highlight reel and a decent hurdler, but he’s no Luck.

            He won once on the road all season – OT at Kansas. No completion percentage, or QB rating, etc. trumps that.

            Two private schools in big conferences. One of these two QB’s led his team to two straight BCS bowl games and is considered by NFL scouts to be the best college player for two straight years. The other has barely won outside of his home stadium. (But he looks better doing it).

            It will be fun to see RGIII against UW’s Price. Over/Under = 80.

        • greg December 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

          Your right – stats can be deceiving. He could have had 600 yds against Texas if Baylor hadn’t shut it down in the 4th quarter. Also he missed 1full game. He could have had over 5000 yds.

    • Cowboy_KS December 5, 2011 at 8:05 am #

      430 yards, 3 TD’s, 1 Int…

    • GT Class of '76 December 5, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      I used to be a big Michael Vick fan and believed in the new age QB. But the hard reality is that the Win-Loss record has not matched expectations. Either because of injuries or the “one-man-team” effect, there are too many losses. Jim Mora Senior once called Vick a “coach-killer” and he might be right. Look at what happened to Jim Mora Jr. and look at what’s happening to Andy Reid.

      I fear the media is making the same mistake with Robert Griffin III. Even though Baylor has three losses, he is getting praise for his game last Saturday against a troubled Texas team. If so, they will be overlooking a once-in-a-decade quarterback for a flash-in-the-pan entertainer.

      If the game is about spectacle, the best choice is the out-of-control improviser, whose every move is a high-wire gamble. But if the game is about winning, give me a “boring” quarterback who is in complete control of the game at all stages.

      They can have Michael Vick and Robert Griffin III – Give me Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck!

      • Rolltideroll December 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

        Not sure if you’re serious but RG3 has fewer picks than Luck (and no game killers, like luck has). He’s not a “flash in the pan” entertainer, he’s a pocket passer with one of the best deep balls in the country.

      • RamblinWreck4life December 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

        I don’t see how you can say RG3 is a flash in the pan entertainer. He has the best QB rating in the FBS. For a decent stretch this season he had more TD’s than incomplete passes, don’t get me wrong, Andrew Luck is an amazing QB, but RG3 is a huge threat through the air and on the ground

      • David December 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

        I saw Andrew Luck when he played Oregon and they made him look terrible ( He certainly didnt resemble Peyton Manning…..bad comparison!!)

    • David December 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

      Pct TD Effic

      Kansas State 23-31-1 74.2 346 5 214.72
      Iowa State 22-30-0 73.3 312 1 143.69
      Texas A&M 28-40-1 70.0 430 3 180.05
      Oklahoma State 33-50-2 66.0 425 1 136.00
      Missouri 27-41-0 65.9 406 3 173.18
      Kansas 22-29-1 75.9 312 3 193.48
      Oklahoma 21-34-0 61.8 479 4 218.93
      Texas Tech * 7-11-0 63.6 106 1 174.58
      Texas 15-22-1 68.2 320 2 211.27

  3. scottymacesq December 5, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    I would love to have seen RG3 behind Luck’s offensive line. How many sacks did the Baylor offensive line allow during the season? I think RG3 needs to bulk up a bit and work on his confidence, but assuming he does so, I think that he’d make a tremendous NFL quarterback. Think about it… when is the last time that you saw someone so incredibly accurate? Griffin isn’t a long-bomber, he’s a sniper.

    • Bama Bruiser December 5, 2011 at 5:38 am #

      Luck was sacked 9 times. Griffin was sacked 23 times, and you have to think about how many sacks he avoided by being so mobile.

      • wbond December 5, 2011 at 5:46 am #

        Luck can read a defense. He has two outstanding O-linemen but three so-so first year starters.

        If Luck and RGIII were on the same roster, RGIII wouldn’t be the starter.

        • darren lee December 5, 2011 at 11:53 am #

          That would depend on the coach and the type of offense the team ran….so Luck wouldn’t necessarily be the starter.

        • Will H. December 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

          You’re right, RGIII wouldn’t be the starter…because he would be Andrew Luck’s QB coach, telling him all the secrets on how to be the best QB in the nation :)

  4. DJ Drummond December 5, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    A well-deserved win it would be!

  5. skeeter December 5, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Sic’em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. DJ Drummond December 5, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    RG3 has had THREE signature wins this year, games where he played a quality opponent and flat-out took the team on his back.. Yes, Baylor has lost three games, but NONE of them because Griffin cost them the game.

    Luck is good, and will do well in the pros, but this year Griffin is LEGEND.

  7. Nathan Carson December 5, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    RG3 beats out the other top QB contenders in stats, consistency of performance and program influence. And, with Ball & Richardson in justified performance/voting competition with one another, RG3 stands out more than any other player. RG3 is the right choice.

  8. Arce December 5, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    Hey, for most of the season, Baylor had an O-line like a sieve, requiring RGIII to toss fast or scramble on many plays. For most of the season the special teams were anything but special (even in the Texas game, kick-off out of bounds). For most of the season the D was no-D, and you can attribute all three losses to the D and not to RGIII. Passing accuracy, including on long throws. And the Texas game was played in the rain and a nasty gusty wind, and RGIII still had >300 yds passing.

    On top of all that, the nicest, most giving guy you could ever meet. Mentors, works with elderly, cheers his team, says everything is for the team and to win the next game. Humble, smart, reader of defenses, coach on the field and the sidelines when not in playing. Also mentors players as well as kids.

    A true gentleman, son of two military veterans. What is there not to like about the guy?

  9. skeeter December 5, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    If you look at stats, and relative strength of schedule, it’s not close between RGIII and Luck…RGIII all the way. Luck had a better year last year than he did this year.

    Luck’s team around him was better, especially his offensive line. However, RGIII does have a stellar WR crew and a nice workhorse at RB, but that’s about it. I’m sure Stanford’s OL grades out much better than does Baylor’s OL.

  10. Chris December 5, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I sure hope he does! He is a very talented, young man with a great personality. Although Baylor has a strong offensive to complement his abilities it would have been interesting to see how he would have done on a team that had an equally good defense like many of the SEC teams.

  11. GMan December 5, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    This board seems to revolve around RGIII functioning with Stanford’s O-Line. Legitimate discussion. If that happens, we have to postulate what Luck would do throwing to Kendall Wright and the rest of Baylor’s corps. Luck has 9 interceptions this year. 1/3 of those directly came from the chest a receiver he hit. Fun thought experiments.

    RGIII is mostly a good guy. If Luck loses to him, it’ll be deserved. Personally, I’m just glad Trent Richardson isn’t winning. I’m thankful that this weekend Montee Ball showed how undeserving Richardson is.

  12. Sam December 5, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Lamichael James not even mentioned? Much more deserving then Ball. Ball is just the benficiary of getting the ball on the goal line!

    • Teddy December 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

      SO right, its not like Monte Ball is leading the nation in rushing….o wait….

  13. Jon December 5, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Stanford has played two ranked teams and is 1-1. Baylor has played 5 and is 3-2. Just by strength of schedule alone RGIII should win. Texas does suck this year, but only because their ineptitude at offense. They hadn’t allowed a pass TD over 19 yards until they played Baylor. In a pass happy Big 12, that is incredible. I hope you all realize RGIII has better stats across the board than Andrew Luck. Yards, Td’s, rushing yards, rushing Td’s, qb rating, completion percentage, etc. it really is a no brainer who gets the nod for the Heisman. Luck will be a dang good NFL qb.

  14. darren lee December 5, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Stiffarmtrophy and Heismanpundit have RGIII in the lead, but how accurate are both of these since ESPN has Richardson in the lead.

    • Teddy December 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

      I don’t know if you noticed but there is a little bit of this going on:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdhMu94wiHc
      where ESPN represents Thugnificent, and the SEC is Obama.

      • Teddy December 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

        some profanity in the song….

  15. BearlyWorkingduetoHeismanBuzz December 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Thanks for the analysis and thanks to the voters for sharing their thoughts. Only concerning thing heard was the remark about Luck’s less-impressive production being a function of Stanford’s offense. RGIII only threw four (4) more passes than Luck this season. Seems like the offensive schemes, while stylistically different, yielded nearly identically opportunities for either QB to shine. RGIII was simply much more efficient.

  16. CM December 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    RG III is going to win it, no doubt…but I have a big problem with the distinct advantage he received by the big 12 being allowed to play a regular season game on the last weekend of the season while other conferences were playing actual conf championship games. This is purely a “last impression” benefit that will win him the Heisman…with 3 losses and without playing a good defense all season long. If he had played the same game against that pitiful Texas team one week earlier, he’d just be fighting to get to NYC…not running away with it. I was hoping Baylor would play a real defense in the bowl to make all you RG supporters look foolish…unfortunately, they got Washington. Anyway, congrats to RG III…he is a great player, throws a great long ball…esp against Air (aka big 12 defenses).

    But what’s the deal with this Weed Weasel (aka Honey Badger) momentum? If the replay official was awake Sat, people would be laughing at him for pitching the ball before crossing the goaline…not putting him on their Heisman ballot. He was also suspended for drug use and did an absolute cheap shot on Dre Kirkpatrick when they played Bama (he was a non factor otherwise in that game). It’s sad that guy is getting any support due to a couple of punt returns at the end of the year.

    Trent Richardson didn’t get the benefit of the SECCG…he was 2 weeks removed from the voters’ minds…as RG III should have been. I’m sure there was also some anti-Bama backlash working against TR. No worries…he’ll show everyone how wrong they were come Jan 9.

    • DJ Drummond December 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      A bit of irony there, the BU-UT game was originally schedukled o be played in October, but TEXAS asked for the game to be moved to December, apparently thinking they might be high enough in the polls to want exposure for a BCS bid. Obviously, while Texas’ Defense played to Top 10 level all year long, the game worked out for Baylor and RG3 more than Texas. In any case, it was not manipulation by Baylor but just playing the schedule they got.

    • David December 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

      It does look like RG3’s finish scoring on an average of 52 points the last three games on Nationwide tv coverage led to his increased popularity which will probably win him the Heisman, but it began with his
      heroics knocking off Rose Bowl Champion, TCU, who was undefeated for the last 2 seasons.
      In the last decade the trophy has been awarded to a player who plays for a championship.
      Needless to say much hype was involved in the selection. It is refreshing to see that a finalist can
      be considered without those circumstances. The Davey O’Brien Award Winner rose to the occasion
      .when he needed to.

      It is ironic that Bama did not get any TV exposure the last two weeks of the season to give Richardson
      the opportunity to perform.
      The Weed Weasel ( Bednarik winner ) meets the Doak Walker award on Jan 9 and may the Tide roll on

  17. Will H. December 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    To say that Andrew Luck is not a skilled player would be blasphemous. With that being said, the most deserving Heisman candidate is Robert Griffin III. Not only does he have one of the best completion percentages in NCAA history, the man has talent on epic proportions. Being one of three players in NCAA history to have over 9,000 yards passing and 2,000 yards rushing in a career (one of those being Tim Tebow), RGIII has shown Americans that a Heisman Trophy shouldn’t just be awarded to a skilled performer on a top team (Andrew Luck, Stanford: 10-1) but should be awarded to the top player in the nation that can put up unbelievable stats despite not having the best team in the nation. Looking at the defense’s of both Luck and Griffin III, Stanford ranks 23rd in the nation in fewest points allowed per game while Baylor ranks 109th. While Andrew Luck can rely on his defense, week after week, to hold a comfortable lead, Robert Griffin III must come from behind and accomplish miraculous feats so that his team can win. As we’ve seen in the Heisman polls as well as his performances, RGIII has constantly been put in unfavorable situations and has still found ways to pull through, come from behind, and earn his team wins week after week. There is no doubt: the Heisman Trophy belongs to Robert Griffin III from Baylor University.

  18. wbond December 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    RGIII road record this year: 1-3. Sole win while not at home? OT at Kansas.

    Kansas.

    Can you win the Heisman, only playing well at home?

    Evidently, the answer is going to be yes.

    • DJ Drummond December 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

      Yes, Baylor had trouble on the road this year, going 2-3 away from Waco. That said, it would be a lie to claim Griffin “did not play well” in those games. RG3 had over 1,200 yards of offense and 9 touchdowns in those losses. That’s the point, really. Baylor’s Defense was so bad only 7 teams were worse, and Baylor is the ONLY team with a #100 or worse defense and a winning record. Griffin pretty much CARRIED Baylor to its wins, certainly winning at least three games on his own skill.

      Cheer for your guy, but don’t lie & hate on RG3.

  19. James Spalding December 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Forget excitement and athletic ability, which Griffin wins easily, let’s look at stats:

    RGIII–267/369 for 72.6%. 36 TD, 6 INT. 644 yards rushing with 9 TD. QB rating of 192.3 (#1). Total passing offense of 3998 yards.
    Luck–261/373 for 70%. 35TD, 9 INT. 153 yards rushing with 2 TD. QB rating of 167.5 (#5). Total passing offense of 3323 yards.

  20. jaca December 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    If Griffin wins, it will be the biggest rip-off since Peyton Manning lost to Charles Woodson…

    • James December 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

      Really? Luck is the fifth rated quarterback in the nation. Griffin is about to set the highest record ever for passing efficiency and after three games had more TD’s than incompletions. Luck is a great player. He would score 70 points on Baylor’s defense. But, Baylor would win 71-70 because RGIII is a winner. Luck had one tough team on its schedule and flunked.

    • wbond December 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      It’s the same principle. That was Manning fatigue, and this is Luck fatigue. Voters are looking for someone else.

      RGIII is that someone else this week. In addition to being a decent hurdler, he’s fun to watch and put up big numbers, win or lose.

      In five years, however, all but the Baylor faithful will scratch their heads about this one. Oh well.

    • DJ Drummond December 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

      Ummmmmmm … no it would not.

  21. Go RG3 December 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Best player wins! Congrats RG3!

  22. JMB December 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Why do the Luck supporters in this thread think that hypothetical things that may happen in the NFL in the future should matter in choosing the most outstanding college football player for the 2011 season? Did they announce that the Heisman winner is automatically the first overall pick in the NFL draft while I wasn’t looking?

  23. starkweather December 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    This is pretty much as I expected. I look almost smart, even, don’t I? No first place votes for Mathieu. I know there’s still the matter of the actual votes being counted but I don’t think Mr. Badger is going to hurt RGIII in the wider ballots, either

  24. Hi! December 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    RG3!!!

  25. George Wylie December 6, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Look at the stats and look at the results. All you need is a pair of eyes to know that RGIII deserves the Heisman.

  26. metoo December 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    I truly hope RG III wins the Heisman. He deserves it for his results and numbers. There is not a more deserving person on or off the field. He exemplifies what a Heisman Trophy winner should be. Great job RG III! You deserve it!

  27. Steven December 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Not sure why there is any doubt that RG3 will be a tremendous NFL player. He is no Vick. Griffin is true LEADER with integrity–someone that players will trust and follow. He takes input from his coaches seriously and works hard to improve. In addition to having a great arm, and being the fastest quarterback in the history of the sport, he is SMART.

    He may not have attended Stanford, but Griffin (1) was 7th in his senior class at a large high school while competing at an all-american level; (2) graduated early from high school and college, is obtaining a master’s degree, and has ambitions of law school; and (3) consistenly achieved academic honors and deans list at Baylor.

    So, he has the athletic ability, crazy competitive spirit, leadership capabilities, teachability, and intelligence required for the NFL. What is he lacking exactly?

  28. El Zoro December 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    RG III suffered a concussion vs. Texas Tech. and played half the game with 7/11 passes for 106 yds. and 1 TD. Had he played the entire game he surely would have passed for over 4,000 yds. for 2012.

    RG III was chosen by Capital One Impact Player of the Week 4 (FOUR) times in weeks 1, 4, 10 and 12. There was one player chosen twice and that was Denard Robinson of Michigan. Mathiew, Ball, Richardson, nor
    Luck were chosen even one time.

    RG III didn’t have a “bad” game all year and was the most exciting player in college football. Baylor was down to a weak Kansas team, at Kansas 28-3 starting the fourth quarter and they came back and won that game.

    The Heisman Trophy is not for who is going to make the best pro. quarterback, or for the best player on the highest ranked team, but it is for the Best College Footbal “Player” for the 2012 Season Only!

    RG III is great for Baylor; a great role model for kids and adults alike and for college football! I hope RG III is the winner for the Heisman; he’s been a wiiner in everything else and will continue in the pros .

  29. Bob Morgan December 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    RG3 seems like a great guy and has had a great year. Only … the Big 12 is like a leaky dike where defense is concerned. Beating Texas in his final game was more about Texas’ name than a beating a good team. Seriously, move these players around. RG3 in the SEC: His stats take a hit. Trent Richardson in the Big 12: He runs for 2,000 yards-plus even with Eddie Lacy coming in to spell him often. Sorry, but Richardson’s the man … as in HeisMAN.

    • David December 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

      Bob Morgan, voters do not vote “theoritically” they go by actual stats and the most exciting player that captures thier imagination

      Cam Newton 2010
      Robert Griffin III 2011

  30. Ronald December 10, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Trent Richardson is the best of all candidates hands down.

  31. rh December 10, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    RG3 is very smart and has all the tools to be a starter in the NFL. He graduated college in 3 years from a great private school. He will receive his Masters Degree in May. He graduated with a 3.67 GPA in 3 years from Baylor! RG3 is an Academic All-American. Has the most talent at the QB position and there is no reason why he won’t do well in the NFL. He has way more talent than Michael Vick or Vince Young had at this stage in his career. Really, factoring in his intelligence, character and FREAKISH PHYSICAL SKILLS, this guy is the no-brainer choice for the Heisman.

  32. dress shop July 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    yes he is at the top of 2011. And now we are thinking about the 2012?

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