Baylor's Robert Griffin III Makes Late Season Awards Push

The Bears quarterback might just be the best player in college football

Robert Griffin III, Baylor

Robert Griffin III is one of the Top 5 finalists for the 2011 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, a distinction awarded to the nation's top senior quarterback and one that rewards character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game. Please click here for a full list of the 2011 Golden Arm Award nominees.

RGIII, as he is known around Waco, is easily the most dangerous dual-threat quarterback in football this season. The senior may not be solely responsible for the football resurgence at Baylor, but he is the primary source. His play-making ability has led Baylor to five Big 12 wins — with one game to play — for the first time in history. He tossed a touchdown pass in the final minute to give Baylor its first-ever win over Oklahoma.

Griffin has thrown for more than 3,600 yards this season and 34 touchdowns while getting intercepted just five times. He can frustrate defenses with his legs as well, accounting for 612 yards on the ground so far this season.


Passing Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rate
2011 252 347 72.6 3,678 10.6 34 5 191.1
Career 761 1,137 66.9 9,751 8.6 75 16 157.9


Rushing Att Yds Avg TD
2011 149 612 4.1 7
Career 498 2,167 4.4 30

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