WACO, TEXAS (December 17, 2008) Postseason honors continued to roll in for two Baylor football players Wednesday as quarterback Robert Griffin and offensive tackle Jason Smith added to their already lengthy lists of accolades. Griffin was named first-team All-Freshman by Rivals.com and second-team All-Freshman by Phil Steele Magazine. Smith was named third-team All-America by the Associated Press.
Griffin is the third consecutive Big 12 quarterback to earn first-team All-Freshman honors from Rivals.com, following Texas’ Colt McCoy (2006) and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford (2007). Boise State’s Kellen Moore was the first-team quarterback on Phil Steele’s All-Freshman squads.
Smith, a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection, has earned All-America honors from four outlets. He was a first-team selection by the Football Writers Association of America and Phil Steele Magazine, and a third-team selection by Rivals.com.