Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.

The junior quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor by a comfortable cushion over the Stanford star.

Griffin started the season on the fringe of the Heisman bubble, a talented and exciting player on a marginal team, while Luck was already being touted as a No. 1 NFL draft pick.

Griffin received 405 first-place votes and 1,687 points. "Everybody associated with Baylor has a reason to celebrate tonight," he said. Luck received 247 first-place votes and 1,407 points to become the fourth player to be Heisman runner-up in consecutive seasons.

Alabama running back Trent Richardson was third with 138 first-place votes and 978 points. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball (348 points) was fourth and the other finalist, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (327) was fifth