#TBT Sports Blog: 2011 Heisman Trophy Winner RGIII

Robert Griffin III utilized an amazing combination of skill, speed and smarts to win the 2011 Heisman Trophy and, less than one year later, become one of the NFL’s brightest new stars.

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#TBT Sports Blog: The Galloping Ghost Red Grange

My #TBT sports blog features an incomparable running back and kick returner with a fantastic nickname. ESPN.com called The Galloping Ghost Red Grange the greatest college football player ever.

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Heisman Trophy: History of NCAA Football’s Top Award

However, no one will disagree that the Heisman Trophy, standing 13.5” tall and weighing in at a hefty 25 lbs., easily stiff-arms all other potential choices as the most prestigious award in all of college sports.

Every December since 1935, the Heisman Trust in New York City awards the beautiful bronze trophy to “the nation’s most outstanding football player whose performance best exhibits the finest of excellence with integrity.”

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Heisman Trophy: Remembering 1984 Winner Boston College’s Doug Flutie

This undersized QB is featured in my book NCAA Football Favorites, and he almost never got the chance to prove what he could do on the football field with a pig skin in his hand.

Boston College was the only Division I school to recruit the 5’9” and 175 lb. Doug Flutie and offer him an athletic scholarship.

Diminutive by big time college football quarterback standards, Flutie didn’t have to wait long to prove to skeptics that he was a natural leader and an elite playmaker.

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