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Heading into the 2011 season, Robert Griffin III was not considered to be a Heisman contender. I mean, his Baylor Bears weren't even in the top five of the preseason Big 12 poll.
Oh boy have things changed.
Not only does RGIII have strong passing statistics, boasting 33 touchdowns, 3572 yards passing, and only five interceptions while playing against difficult competition, but he has played big when it has mattered most.
Griffin guided his team to two upset wins over TCU and Oklahoma, throwing for a combined nine touchdowns to zero interceptions in those games.
In addition, Griffin is leading Baylor to one of their greatest seasons ever, with a chance to win ten games if the Bears beat Texas Tech, Texas and win their bowl game.
As shocking as it is for some, Griffin has a legitimate chance to win the Heisman this year. In fact, in ESPN's weekly Heisman poll, RGIII was only six points behind 1st place.
With two big games against Texas and Texas Tech and a few slip ups from other contenders, Griffin could find himself hoisting the trophy in New York.
Best Finish: 1st
Worst Finish: 3rd