Robert Griffin III, a Baylor University quarterback, was chosen as the 77th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding college football player in the United States for 2011.

In announcing Griffin's selection Saturday night, the Heisman Trophy Trust noted he is the first Heisman trophy winner from Baylor, as well as the 32nd quarterback to be so honored.

This year, Griffin has completed 267 of 369 passes for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns, with only six interceptions. He leads the nation with a 192.3 passing-efficiency rating, which would break the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision single-season record. In addition, he has rushed 161 times for 644 yards, averaging 4.0 yards per carry.

Griffin led Baylor to a 9-3 record in the regular season, and he will next play in the Alamo Bowl between his Bears and the Washington Huskies on Dec. 29.