Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III is headed to the NFL, he announced at a Wednesday news conference.
"It was a tough decision. I love the people at this university, love my coach for giving me a chance to be a quarterback," Griffin said.
Griffin and Stanford's Andrew Luck will likely be the top two quarterbacks taken in April's NFL draft.
Griffin arrived at Baylor along with coach Art Briles before the 2008 season. Briles was at Griffin's side Wednesday, both still basking in a season that ended with the Bears ranked No. 13 -- the first time since 1986 that they were in the final poll of the year.
"I talked to Coach, neither of us broke down, surprisingly," said Griffin, though Briles broke in to add: "Not on the outside."
I'll have plenty more today, too.