Saturday Night was a special night in College Football. It was the night the nation’s best player is supposed to be honored and be given the Heisman Trophy. But for the last few years, the trophy has been given to the most popular player in the country and not the best. This year however, the voters finally got it right.
Baylor’s Robert Griffin III was the recipient of this historic and mythical trophy. He will now be part of this fraternity that has only been around for 77 years. Unless you have been living under a rock this season, then you know of “RG3” and the amazing feats he accomplished on the football field. He carried Baylor on his shoulders and they won games they normally wouldn’t have a chance of winning. This started with the first game against TCU, and lasted to the last game of the season against Texas.
Griffin became the most talked about football player throughout the season. At about the half way point in the year it became clear he was the best football player and he shot to the top of the picks to win the Heisman. In a way, it was his to lose all along. But he only continued to impress and earn his honors.
“RG3” isn’t just a stellar football player; he is a great kid off the field. He earned his undergraduate degree at Baylor in three years. He was an All American Hurdler on the track team before he ever played his first football game. He was the youngest quarterback to ever start a college football game his freshman season. He is a good kid with a strong sense of family and moral obligations to his school, society and his team.
The Heisman trust can finally feel great about its selection; because this guy didn’t cheat and he didn’t win it because he was the popular and the most talked about player in the country. He earned this trophy on the field of play, and he will bring honor and dignity to the award.
Now I know there are a lot of teams in College Football and especially in the Big XII hoping “RG3” and his superman socks will declare for the NFL draft. However, there are a lot of College football fans out there hoping to see him one more year. Count me as one of them.
Enjoy this award Robert, you earned it. Don’t rush to a decision; the NFL will be there the next year also.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook