JOHNNY FOOTBALL IS NOW JOHNNY HEISMAN

Published on: 8th December, 2012

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New York — Becoming the first freshman in college football history to win the Heisman Award, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M has made history. The electrifying redshirt quarterback won the award in a very close vote, winning over Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o by just 150 points.

Manziel, 20, is the second Texas A&M player to win the Heisman and the first in 45 years. John David Crow won the award in 1957.  Te’o, Notre Dame’s senior linebacker missed out on the most prestigious award in college football but he has collected lots of hardware, to date, winning the Bednarik, Maxwell and Walter Camp National Player of the Year awards.

Manziel, who became known as “Johnny Football”, passed for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,181 yards and 19 more scores leading the Aggies to a 10-2 record this season, including a 29-24 defeat over then-No. 1 Alabama. His 4,600 yards of total offense broke the Southeastern Conference single-season record held by Cam Newton, who won the Heisman in 2010.

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