Robert Griffin III of Baylor University has won the 2011 Heisman Award.
Nicknamed RG3, Griffin becomes the first player from the Baylor Bears to be named the top player in college football.
Born in Japan, Griffin III becomes the tenth quarterback since 2000 to win the Heisman Award. Running back Mark Ingram Jr. of the University of Alabama (now plays for the New Orleans Saints) is the only non-quarterback to receive the honour in the last decade in 2009.
Griffin completed 72.4% of his passes, had a quarterback rating of 192.3 with 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also had 3,998 passing yards and 644 rushing yards.
Playing in the Big 12 Conference, Baylor finished with a record of 9-3, third in the Conference (behind 11-1 Oklahoma State and 10-2 Kansas State), and 15th in the country. They will play Washington in the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29 in San Antonio.
Griffin had 405 first place votes to beat out Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.