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The 2011 Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York, NY.  The five finalists will be Montee Ball (Wisconsin), Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Tyrann Mathieu (LSU) (#HoneyBadger), and Trent Richardson (Alabama).  Cam or RG III?  Cam Newton- the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner,  2010 National Champion at Auburn University, and soon to be NFL Rookie of the Year -earned the nickname Superman for his production. This year's front runner, Robert Griffin III of Baylor may be having an equally productive Heisman season as last year's Heisman winner.  RG III has led Baylor to consecutive bowl games for the first time since the early 1990s and their first 9 win season in 25 years.  Robert Griffin III would be the 10th quarterback in the last 11 seasons to be honored as the Heisman recipient.   Griffin III led the nation in passing efficiency while leading the Baylor Bears to a 9-3 record and an invite ...
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