WACO, TX - DECEMBER 03: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears looks to pass during a game against the Texas Longhorns at Floyd Casey Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Robert Griffin III may have been both the most exciting and most complete quarterback in the nation this year.
If the Heisman was awarded simply on which player was the most fun to watch, finalist Robert Griffin III might just run away with the title. His beautiful spirals and clever runs make for great highlights, but unlike many of the highlight-reel players that have come before him, he's much more of a complete package.
While none of his statistics quite jump off the page like Houston's Case Keenum, he is undeniably one of the top quarterbacks by almost any measurement. His 192.3 quarterback rating is the best in the nation, he ranks fourth with 36 passing touchdowns and his sixth with 3,998 passing yards. He also rushed for 644 yards and nine touchdowns, helping him shoot to the top of the "points responsible for" category, just edging out Keenum with 22.67 per game.
Just for good measure, he did all this while playing in Big 12, a considerably tougher conference than Houston's Conference USA. The Bears finished 9-3 overall and were much better than pundits had predicted.