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This Week in Baylor History -- Robert Griffin III Wins the 2011 Heisman Trophy

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Since I've now done it twice, it's basically a blog tradition for me to completely miss the actual anniversary of the first Heisman Trophy win in Baylor history. Two tries, two failures.

My favorite picture in the SB Nation archives, bar none.
My favorite picture in the SB Nation archives, bar none.
Sarah Glenn

Just about two years ago, on December 10, 2011, the Way Things Are for Baylor Football changed forever with Robert Griffin III's victory of the 2011 Heisman Trophy.  He will forever be Baylor's first Heisman winner ever, though the likelihood that he could soon be joined has definitely increased since that point with the continued recruitment and development of electrifying, game-breaking talents like Bryce Petty and Lache Seastrunk.  After not being named a finalist this year, Petty, in particular, should be considered among the favorites for 2014, his senior year.

Just for the fun of it, here's RGIII's 2011 statistics against those of the QB finalists this year:

2011 RGIII:

Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*2011 Baylor Big 12 JR QB 291 402 72.4 4293 10.7 11.8 37 6 189.5
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2011 Baylor Big 12 JR QB 179 699 3.9 10 1 15 15.0 0 180 714 4.0 10

2013 Jameis Winston:

Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
2013 Florida State ACC FR QB 237 349 67.9 3825 11.0 11.8 38 10 190.2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2013 Florida State ACC FR QB 77 203 2.6 4 77 203 2.6 4

2013 Jordan Lynch:

Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
2013 Northern Illinois MAC SR QB 233 369 63.1 2676 7.3 7.6 23 7 140.8
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2013 Northern Illinois MAC SR QB 274 1881 6.9 22 1 17 17.0 1 275 1898 6.9 23

2013 Johnny Manziel:

Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
2013 Texas A&M SEC SO QB 246 356 69.1 3537 9.9 10.1 32 13 174.9
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2013 Texas A&M SEC SO QB 121 654 5.4 8 121 654 5.4 8

2013 A.J. McCarron:

Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
2013 Alabama SEC SR QB 207 306 67.6 2676 8.7 9.7 26 5 165.9
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2013 Alabama SEC SR QB 24 21 0.9 0 24 21 0.9 0

Now, it must be noted that RGIII's 2011 stats are from his entire season of 13 games. Neither Manziel nor McCarron played in their conference championship game, so they've only played 12 games.

Also, if you're wondering how much ODB has changed in the last two years, check out the celebratory thread from that night and imagine how many comments it would have these days.

Finally, the videos:

Make sure to turn down your speakers for this one.

Brilliant.