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Baylor’s Robert Griffin III Declares for NFL Draft

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Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III informer Baylor coach Art Briles on Tuesday that he will turn pro. Griffin is widely expected to be the second quarterback taken in Aprils NFL Draft, behind Stanford’s Andrew Luck.

Baylor matched a school record this season with 10 wins, including a record breaking 67-56 victory over Washington in the Alamo Bowl. He was the nation’s most efficient passer, throwing for 4,293 yards with 37 touchdowns to only six interceptions. He also ran for 699 yards and 10 more scores.

Griffin, who played this season as a fourth-year junior, has another of year of eligibility remaining at Baylor because he got a medical redshirt after he tore the ACL in his right knee in the third game of the 2009 season.

The deadline for underclassmen to formally petition for the NFL draft is this Sunday.

In 41 games for the Bears, he has completed 800 of 1,192 passes (67 percent) for 10,366 yards with 78 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He has also rushed for 2,254 yards and 33 TDs and set at least 46 school records.

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