Griffin wins Baylor's first Heisman Trophy
December 10th, 2011
08:57 PM ET

Griffin wins Baylor's first Heisman Trophy

Baylor University quarterback Robert Griffin III has won the 2011 Heisman Trophy.

Griffin bested a field of finalists that included Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama running back Trent Richardson. The award was announced Saturday night in New York.

The award, which honors the most outstanding player in college football, is voted on by hundreds of media members and past winners.

Griffin has passed for 3,998 yards this year and accounted for 45 touchdowns (36 passing, nine rushing). Griffin is the first Baylor player to receive the Heisman Trophy.

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  1. CutiePie

    RG3...Yeah baby!!!!

    December 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • guy

      this just in if you dont like it dont read or watch it.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. george

    How is this "Breaking news CNN" I'm disappointed by your definition of "Breaking News" ... When it should be something along the lines of whats happening in Russia or Mongolia or Sedan.... Disappointed.

    December 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I Agree! So Dumb. Put some REAL breaking news.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • umm

      sadly this is breaking news in your country. a boring country indeed.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYU

      I Agree fella, this is disturbing to see such news be considered "Breaking News" pathetic.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ELH

      Perhaps some of us are a bit tired of all the slaughter, blood, disaster and gore in the headlines. Actually, I suspect several hundred thousand football fans are very interested in who won the Heisman.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      you do not like it do not read it what a waste of time to read you're response and feeling like I have to respond to you

      December 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • 9gag

      I'm a football fan and all, but there are many other ways I could of found out he was chosen but not through breaking news, I would think you guys would use that to report REAL news.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. achepotle

    jebus...

    December 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bruce

    He deserved it! This man is a high-quality person both on and off the field. All the best!

    December 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. umm

    BREAKING NEWS HAHAHA ONLY IN AMERICA

    December 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      hope you do not live here

      December 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. George

    Don't care .... millions of people will be sick ... but we care more about football than things that matter!

    December 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      A person can care about both and still be intelligent. People like you are such hypocrites. what are you even thinking about doing for all those people who you are so worried about?

      December 10, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. honey badger fan

    George, just because YOU are not interested in won the Heisman Trophy this year doesn't mean CNN shouldn't report it as "Breaking News". This is actually "Breaking News" that MILLIONS of people having been waiting on all day. Please, get a life & quit complaining. And congratulations RG3!!!

    December 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYU

      Sorry fella I will have to disagree with you there. What about the 1039 dead bodies found in a ditch in Mongolia today, I don't even see it in the news section. Disappointing to see this is.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Guest

    Sic 'em bears! Way to go Griffin. You've made us Baylor alumni proud.

    December 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LARRY

    THIS SHOULD BE A SHOCK TO NOBODY AS ESPN HAS SPENT THE ENTIRE WEEK CAMPAIGNING FOR THE GUY.

    December 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. honey badger fan

    George & the rest of you morons, just because YOU are not interested in who won the Heisman Trophy this year doesn't mean CNN shouldn't report it as "Breaking News". This is actually "Breaking News" that MILLIONS of people having been waiting on all day. Please, get a life & quit complaining. And congratulations RG3!!!

    December 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ninja Food

    Why is this top story? I have no idea who is Robert Griffin. NOT A CLUE... What is is Heisman Trophy? Is it nobel peace prize?

    December 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Please try really hard not to be so obvious about your stupidity. Many people are very impressed with not only RG's football ability, but his intelligence and academic ability. Sad little ninja........

      December 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Guest

    So this is breaking news? hahahahah Fail....

    December 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. honey badger fan

    Well if you're so interested in what's happening in Russia I'm sure there are plenty of other blogs devoted to that that you can read and reply to. What's wrong with good news every now and then?? You must lead a boring miserable life!!!!

    December 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. steve

    Ho

    December 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rkarp513

    no surprise, glad he won, he deserves it, congrats RG3...and the rest of u, what news would u rather prefer? something tragic to make it breaking news, ...relax

    December 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
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