Robert Griffin III (Baylor), A.J. Klein (Iowa State) and Dustin Harris (Texas A&M) have been named Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. Griffin III (offense) was honored for the second time this season and fourth occasion in his career. Klein (defense) picked up his first weekly award while Harris (special teams) was recognized for the second time in 2011.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB, Jr, Copperas Cove, Texas
Robert Griffin III completed 21-of-34 passes for a school-record 479 yards and four touchdowns in No. 22 Baylor's 45-38 win over No. 5 Oklahoma. It was the Bears' first victory over a top-5 opponent since 1985. Griffin III also rushed 18 times for a team-high 72 yards. He broke his own school record with 551 yards of total offense - 92 yards more than his previous record. The junior guided Baylor on an 80-yard drive in 43 seconds to break a 38-38 tie. His 34-yard TD pass with eight seconds remaining clinched the win. On that final drive, RG3 rushed twice for 30 yards and completed both of his pass attempts for 46 yards. He completed passes on the night of 22, 23, 34, 50, 55, 69 and 87 yards. Baylor improved to 6-0 in Waco this season, with Griffin III passing for 21 touchdowns and 0 interceptions on his home field.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
A.J. Klein, Iowa State, LB, Jr, Kimberly, Wis.
A.J. Klein made a season-high 14 tackles, forced a fumble and had a quarterback hurry that led to an interception in Iowa State's 37-31 double overtime thriller over No. 2 Oklahoma State. It was ISU's first win in school history over a team ranked sixth or higher in the Associated Press Poll. The junior linebacker also broke up a pass and had a tackle for loss as the Cyclone defense forced five turnovers and held OSU to 60 yards rushing on 18 attempts.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Dustin Harris, Texas A&M, CB/PR, Jr, Livingston, Texas
Dustin Harris set the Texas A&M school record for punt return yardage with 162 yards on three returns in the Aggies' 61-7 win over Kansas. The junior had a 72-yard return that went for a touchdown. The old A&M record was held by Aaron Glenn who returned three punts for 131 yards against Missouri in 1993.
|9/ 6||Robert Griffin III, BU, QB, Jr||Tony Jerod-Eddie, TAMU, DE, Sr||Aaron Jones, BU, PK, So
Quinn Sharp, OSU, PK/P, Jr
|9/13||Steele Jantz, ISU, QB, Jr||Zaviar Gooden, MU, LB, Jr||D.J. Beshears, KU, WR/KR, Jr|
|9/19||Seth Doege, TTU, QB, Jr
Henry Josey, MU, TB, So
|Javon Harris, OU, S, So||Justin Gilbert, OSU, DB/KR, So|
|9/26||Brandon Weeden, OSU, QB, Sr||Tre Walker, KSU, LB, So||Ben McRoy, TTU, Ath, So|
||Christine Michael, TAMU, RB, Jr||Arthur Brown, KSU, LB, Jr||Anthony Cantele, KSU, PK, Jr|
||Landry Jones, OU, QB, Jr
||Jamell Fleming, OU, CB, Sr||Dustin Harris, TAMU, CB, Jr
||Ryan Broyles, OU, Wr, Sr
||Jamie Blatnick, OSU, DE, Sr||Raphael Guidry, KSU, DT, Sr
||Seth Doege, TTU, QB, Jr
||Shawn Lewis, OSU, LB, So||Tyler Lockett, KSU, KR, Fr|
||Landry Jones, OU, QB, Jr
||E.J. Gaines, MU, CB, So||Justin Tucker, UT, K, Sr|
||Brandon Weeden, OSU, QB, Sr||Ronnell Lewis, OU, DE, Jr||Tyler Lockett, KSU, KR, Fr|
||Collin Klein, KSU, QB, Jr||Elliot Coffey, BU, LB, Sr
||Anthony Cantele, KSU, PK, Jr
||Robert Griffin III, BU, QB, Jr||A.J. Klein, ISU, LB, Jr||Dustin Harris, TAMU, CB, Jr|