Baylor's Robert Griffin III Wins Heisman Trophy

He is the first winner from the Texas university and the 32nd quarterback to receive the award.

Posted: 12/11/2011 11:00 AM EST
Baylor University's Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy Saturday.

 Baylor University's Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy Saturday.

 

Known in his school as RG3, Griffin's award is especially meaningful as it is the 50th anniversary of the Heisman Trophy being awarded to an African-American. Ernie Davis was the first in 1961.

 

“This is unbelievably believable,” he said Saturday. “It’s unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work.”

 

He accepted his award wearing Superman socks that included a red cape, a sartorial choice not out of place for someone who is known for his love of superheroes, cartoon characters and socks.

 

Griffin is the first winner from the Texas university and the 32nd quarterback to receive the award. He will be officially honored Monday at an awards dinner in New York City.

 

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(Photo: AP Photo/Kelly Kline, pool)

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