Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is one of five finalists for the 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year award.
The list of finalists, released today by award officials, also includes Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Houston quarterback Case Keenum, Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
The award is voted on by FBS head football coaches and sports information directors. The winner will be announced Dec. 8 on ESPN.
Griffin, who ranks second nationally in passing efficiency (191.11 rating) and total offense (390 yards per game), has led No. 17 Baylor (8-3, 5-3 in Big 12) to its highest BCS perch in school history in this week’s BCS standings.
_ Jimmy Burch