Found December 09, 2011 on
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Davey O'Brien Award winner and Heisman finalist Robert Griffin III
The College Football Awards were announced at a ceremony in Disney World Thursday night – with one notable exception.
The sport’s most coveted award, the Heisman Trophy, will be given to “the most outstanding player in college football” on Saturday night in New York City, at a ceremony televised on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Five finalists have been invited to make the trip: Stanford’s Andrew Luck, Alabama’s Trent Richardson, Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, and LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu.
Here’s a look at what each did to earn a trip to NYC, and what his chances are of leaving with the trophy.
Andrew Luck – Luck, a Heisman runner-up in 2010, is this season’s Player of the Year after winning the prestigious Maxwell Award — but does he really deserve this year’s top awards? He’s a great quarterback, no question, and he did have a great year, on par with last season’s, but was he the most outstanding pl
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Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was considered a darkhorse all along to win the Heisman Trophy, so perhaps the end result shouldn't come as much of a surprise.On Saturday night, Ball finished fourth in the Heisman voting, behind Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, who won the Heisman, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and Alabama running back Trent Richardson.Ball received...
Everyone knew that Robert Griffin III was a great athlete coming out of high school, and that his athleticism would make him a very good college quarterback. But his improvement this year with accuracy in the passing game has thrust RG3 into the Heisman Trophy discussion and is also putting him in the first round of the NFL draft according to draft experts like Mel Kiper, Jr. and...
DALLAS (AP) -- For Robert Griffin III, this may be only the precursor.
Baylor's exciting dual-threat quarterback was named Wednesday as The Associated Press' Big 12 offensive player of the year.
A leading contender in what is expected to be a tight Heisman Trophy race, Griffin was unquestionably the Big 12's top offensive player, getting 14 12 of 17 votes from a panel...
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Today, we must give out the most prestigious award that combines both college football and sports blogging. This is the fifth year that we've done this now and I've nailed it on the head each time. You see, this blog has it's own version of the Heisman Trophy that we give out. But that award has long since been trademarked by those bastards...
The Heisman will be awarded tomorrow night so I want to take a look at the stats on each of the five finalists to see how they stack up against each other. If going purely off of stats, RG3 has a distinct advantage of Andrew Luck at the quarterback position while the running backs are pretty close with a slight advantage to Montee Ball. It is hard to compare Honey Badger’s...
It’s been a fun, crazy, and as usual, controversial season in the wonderful world of college football. That didn’t just go for the teams involved. The Heisman trophy, the most coveted individual award in sports arguably is up for grabs tonight. The field has been narrowed to a fantastic five, but there were plenty others who were more than deserving for the...
Tonight, the 77th Heisman Trophy will be awarded, with Baylor’s Robert Griffin, Stanford’s Andrew Luck, Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, Alabama’s Trent Richardson, and LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu the five finalists for the award.
Here is a quick preview of the 2011 Heisman Trophy Presentation, with everything you need to get prepped for a fun night of honoring five of college football’s...
Wisconsin's Bret Bielema probably enjoyed that great Big Ten Championship game for about 24 hours.
The reality probably hit that his big and bullying Badgers would have to face Oregon's flashy and athletic Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.
But that makes for a great matchup, especially if you like scoring. The Rose Bowl features two of the nation's top rushing offenses...