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Jeff George
Heisman often height of success

The moment when Robert Griffin III stepped to the podium Saturday night to receive the Heisman Trophy, greeted by a contingent of past winners, the Baylor quarterback automatically became eligible for membership in another sort of club. Not that he wants to join it. No player does. It is the society of Heisman flops. Scroll down the long and prominent list — Pat Sullivan, Jason White, Eric Crouch, et al. — of men who stood on college football's highest pedestal only to crash and burn as pros. "The Heisman Trophy isn't given to the player who has the best future in the NFL," said Brian Billick, the former Ravens coach who now works as an analyst for Fox...

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