According to the folks over at Bodog Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III has taken a commanding lead in the odds to win the 2011 Heisman Trophy, with Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck now coming it at a distant third.
Griffin comes in as a 1/5 favorite to win, and has earned the respect of Heisman voters across the country with his strong, consistent play throughout the season. He finished the year two yards shy of 4000 yards passing, along with 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions. Not only that, his mix of speed and accuracy makes him one of the most elite athletes in college football and likely the most valuable player to his squad.
As for Luck, he sits with 5/1 odds to take home the Heisman, while Alabama’s Trent Richardson has 11/4 odds of winning the award.
Odds to win the 2011 Heisman Trophy:
Robert Griffin III (QB Baylor) 1/5
Trent Richardson (RB Alabama) 11/4
Andrew Luck (QB Stanford) 5/1
Montee Ball (RB Wisconsin) 50/1
Tyrann Mathieu (LSU) 100/1