Robert Griffin III Video: Watch Heisman Winner Rock Elmo Socks on SportsCenter

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 11, 2011

Robert Griffin III has won a Heisman Trophy and apparently does not own a normal pair of socks.

Last night, the Baylor Bears QB rocked ridiculous Superman socks, complete with a cape and everything on his calf during the Heisman presentation in New York City.

It took some swagger to pull off, but RGIII obviously has it after he ran away with the award by totaling up 1,687 points and 405 first-place votes.

His numbers were incredible and he absolutely deserves to be known as Superman, especially around the Waco, Texas campus.

The Heisman victor completed 72 percent of his passes for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns, good for a 192.3 QB rating. Just mind-blowing stats and that doesn’t even take into account the 644 yards and nine touchdowns he added on the ground.

He is the first Baylor player to ever win the award and should be credited with turning that program into a legitimate contender after years and years of being mired in mediocrity.

Today he made an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter wearing an even crazier pair of socks than he did last night. He’s got a pair on that portray Elmo from Sesame Street. 

Hannah Storm asked him about his choice of socks last night and wondered if he had anything special on today.

RGIII obliged by flashing a bright red sock with a huge Elmo face staring right at the camera.

He isn’t going to stop wearing crazy socks now that everyone watching the ceremony last night saw the infamous Superman socks and now knows the Baylor QB as a “sock aficionado.”

I’m curious what he will have on his feet in the Alamo Bowl and even more so, what he chooses to rock at the NFL draft next year. 


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