Proctor: Baylor's Griffin III a 'great talent'

November, 22, 2011
11/22/11
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Sounds like the Heisman campaign of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has plenty of support in Norman.

Oklahoma safety Sam Proctor marveled at the talent of Griffin after the Sooners’ 45-38 loss to Baylor last weekend.

“He was by far one of the greatest athletes I’ve played against,” Proctor said. “He’s a great talent. The fact he could improvise with his legs gave his receivers more time and that added a little more stress in the cover game.

The Sooners defensive line did a good job winning their one-on-one battles with the Bears offensive line but expecting a defensive lineman to bring down the ultra-talented Griffin is a scary proposition.

“It wasn’t one, two, three, four, five [seconds then throw],” Proctor said. “He was more buying time, a few times we were back there for six or seven seconds in open field which is always a little more difficult.”

Griffin threw for a season-high 479 yards while averaging 14.1 yards per attempt. “RGIII” could be college football’s most explosive player with his combination of speed and superb passing skills.

Brandon Chatmon | email

Oklahoma/Big 12 reporter

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