Griffin III named Big 12 Offensive POY

Robert Griffin III is The Associated Press choice as the Big 12

offensive player of the year.

Baylor’s exciting dual-threat quarterback earned 14 1/2 of 17

votes from a panel of AP member sports reporters who regularly

cover the league. Griffin, a contender for the Heisman Trophy,

leads the nation in passing efficiency and accounted for 45

touchdowns during the regular season.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein got 1 1/2 votes and

Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden got the other vote.

Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander was voted the Big 12’s

top defensive player with 14 votes. He led the Big 12 with 18

tackles for losses and 8 1/2 sacks. Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho

got the other three votes.