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Stanford’s Andrew Luck Loses Out On Heisman Trophy To Baylor’s Griffin

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Andrew Luck #12 of Stanford passes in the pocket against UCLA during the first quarter at Rose Bowl on September 11, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck #12 of Stanford passes in the pocket against UCLA during the first quarter at Rose Bowl on September 11, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Harry How/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.

The quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable margin over the Stanford star.

Griffin started the season on the fringe of the Heisman conversation, a talented and exciting player on a marginal team, while Stanford’s Luck was already being touted as a No. 1 NFL draft pick.

Draft day might very well still belong to Luck, but Griffin diverted the Heisman to Waco, Texas, to a school that has never had a player finish better than fourth in the voting—and that was 48 years ago.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan FranciscoandBay CityNews Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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