Aaron Rodgers Named AP Male Athlete of the Year

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the favorite for the NFL MVP award took home the AP male athlete of the year award. His passing numbers have been astounding, and compare favorably with the off-the-charts numbers of 2007 Tom Brady during the 16-0 New England Patriots season.

From an AP release:

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Baylor QB Robert Griffin III: Darkhorse Heisman Candidate

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The Heisman discussion these days seems to comes down to Stanford’s Andrew Luck versus Alabama’s Trent Richardson. Other candidates on the outside looking in are USC’s Matt Barkley, Houston’s Case Keenum, the stats monster, and Montee Ball and Russell Wilson of the Wisconsin Badgers.

But what about Robert Griffin III from Baylor? I think the dual-threat QB deserves much more consideration.

The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest national quarterback award. The 2011 Davey O’Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Thursday, Dec. 8 on ESPN.

The three O’Brien finalists are Luck, Keenum and RG3.

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