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H.Res. 498 (112th): Recognizing and commending Baylor University quarterback Robert Griffin III for winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy and for his academic and athletic accomplishments.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 15, 2011 (Introduced).


IV

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 498

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 15, 2011

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

RESOLUTION

Recognizing and commending Baylor University quarterback Robert Griffin III for winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy and for his academic and athletic accomplishments.

Whereas Robert Griffin III was born on February 12, 1990, to United States Army Sergeants Robert Jr. and Jacqueline Griffin in Okinawa, Japan;

Whereas Robert Griffin III’s mother and father have instilled in him an unparalleled work ethic, outstanding leadership, discipline, and a desire to excel;

Whereas Robert Griffin III graduated No. 7 from Copperas Cove High School, in Copperas Cove, Texas, in 2008;

Whereas Robert Griffin III graduated from Baylor University with a 3.67 GPA in Political Science in December of 2010;

Whereas Robert Griffin III is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Communication at Baylor University;

Whereas Robert Griffin III became Baylor University’s starting quarterback in 2008;

Whereas the Baylor University's football team finished the regular season with a 9–3 record, its best record since 1986;

Whereas the Baylor University's football team is ranked number twelve in the Bowl Championship Series and fifteen in the Associated Press rankings;

Whereas in 2011 Robert Griffin III completed 267 of 369 passes, for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns while throwing only 6 interceptions;

Whereas in 2011 Robert Griffin III led college football with a 192.3 passing efficiency rating, which would break the single-season record in Football Bowl Subdivision history;

Whereas Robert Griffin III has accounted for 10,071 yards passing and 77 touchdowns, with only 17 interceptions, during his career at Baylor University;

Whereas Robert Griffin III is the Baylor career leader in most offensive categories, including passing yards, passing touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback;

Whereas Robert Griffin III was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year for 2011;

Whereas Robert Griffin III was named Academic All-Big 12, 1st Team for 2011;

Whereas Robert Griffin III received the Davey O’Brien Award for the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks in 2011; and

Whereas, on December 10, 2011, Robert Griffin III became the 1st Baylor University football player to win the Heisman Trophy, college football’s most coveted and prestigious award: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

commends Robert Griffin III for his academic and athletic accomplishments;

(2)

congratulates Robert Griffin III for winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy; and

(3)

directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit a copy of this resolution to Baylor University's President Ken Starr and Head Football Coach Art Briles for appropriate display.