Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 12/10/11
Before the season, back in July or August when anything is still possible, Baylor mailed a series of trading cards to members of the media touting Robert Griffin III's statistics and assorted accomplishments over his first three seasons. A standard reminder from one of college football's most neglected outposts: Hey, our quarterback is pretty good. You know, in case you hadn't noticed. The fact is, at that point, a lot of people probably hadn't. Which is why the notion of Griffin as a serious Heisman candidate was — and I don't think I'm being harsh here — patently ridiculous. Not that Griffin hadn't already accomplished more at Baylor than just about any player in school history: He enrolled in early at age 17, won a Big 12 championship in the 400-meter hurdles shortly after arriving on campus, returned from a major knee to smash every school passing record as a junior, graduated in three years with a degree in political science, landed on the honor roll in six straight semesters...
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