Breakout Athletes of 2011

Robert Griffin III
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Robert Griffin III

Long considered one of the nation's top athletes for his prowess on the gridiron and track, Griffin achieved full-blown superstardom in 2011. His colorful personality (Superman socks) endeared him to the public, while his remarkable production (3,998 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns; 644 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns; 192.3 efficiency rating) made him a Waco legend. Griffin led Baylor to its best finish in 25 years and became the school's first Heisman Trophy winner.

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