Heisman Trophy Winner: Robert Griffin III Earned Right to Rock Superman Socks

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 11, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10:  Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner Robert Griffin III of the Baylor Bears speaks at a press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Robert Griffin III flashed some swagged out Superman socks when he accepted his Heisman Trophy last night in front of a massive audience in New York City.

You have to be one confident dude to pull something like this, but obviously, Griffin is exactly that.

He led the Baylor Bears, a team that is usually a complete joke and can’t beat anyone in the Big 12, to a 9-3 record and a bowl game this season with his stellar play at the QB position.

This kid threw for 3,998 yards, and it took him just 267 completions to get there. He only attempted 369 passes all season long and had a crazy completion percentage of 72.4. Combine those numbers with 36 touchdowns, just six interceptions and another nine scores and 644 yards on the ground, and you have a guy who may as well be Superman.

Seriously, those statistics are insane, and only someone who is extremely skilled could even sniff around those.

If you put up stats like that and win a Heisman for a program like Baylor, you can rock whatever damn socks you please. Griffin could have shown off some “My Little Pony” socks and you still couldn’t knock this kid down because he’s the best quarterback and player in college football, and hundreds of voters just confirmed it.

The guy didn’t stop with the Superman footwear either.

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Today, on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Griffin busted out Elmo for the camera after he was asked about his Superman socks and talked about how he is a “sock aficionado.”

RGIII should be headed to the NFL after this amazing season, so keep an eye out for what he shows off under his sneakers after he gets taken in the first round of the 2012 draft.