Baylor University's Robert Griffin III poses with Heisman Trophy after being named the winner of the award, Sat., Dec. 10, 2011, in NYC.

*(Via LA Times) – Robert Griffin III, Baylor’s junior quarterback won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, flashing his Superman socks for ESPN and then calmly bowing his head with a wide smile as his name was announced as the first winner of college football’s highest honor in the history of his school.

“Well, now that my socks are out there, I have nothing to lose,” Griffin III said after letting loose a sigh at the podium.

Griffin III emerged from a stacked group of finalists that promised to produce a tight vote: Other than the Baylor junior, sitting in the front row in New York were Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Alabama tailback Trent Richardson, Wisconsin tailback Montee Ball and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.

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