Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M´s dynamic quarterback, became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Manziel beat out Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti Te´o and Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein during the 78th Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday in New York City. Manziel is the second Heisman winner from Texas A&M, joining RB John David Crow from 1957. In his first season as the starter, "Johnny Football" accounted for 4,600 total yards (3,419 passing) and 43 touchdowns as the Aggies finished 10-2 overall and 6-2 in their inaugural season in the SEC.
Comments: The eyes of Texas are upon him & smiling.
Its not much of a stretch to think that the Aggies have turned the tables on recruiting in Texas. If you were a Texas blue chip player, playing on an SEC team with a Heisman winner that had just be the #1 team in the nation on its home turf would look pretty attractive.
Conservative? These are the morons who supported the dream act,starting with their student body. Lets start with the alum Perry the maroon gooberner of Texas. Get your facts straight # 8.lets see how they fare against the Sooners, shall we?
Here in Kerrville we are beaming with pride over "Our Johnny." The Kerrville Daily Times had a 28-page insert titled "This is Our Johnny." Johnny symbolizes the Tivy H.S. motto, "Tivy fight never dies!" He never gives up on a play and he WILL find a way to make the play successful. Way to go "Johnny Football!"
The Heisman Mission statement states the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Youthful mistakes are certainly forgivable but that doesn´t mean there shouldn´t be repercussions, such as not winning a trophy that is a reward for character and skill, not just skill, 6 months after an arrest and a night in jail. I have a feeling that Manti Te´o will go further in his career than Mr. Manziel.
Got nothing against the kid and he had a great season. But there are a lot of deserving juniors and seniors who should have gotten the pick. I´m not in charge of anything but I don´t understand why Texas A&M and Missouri are in the SEC. Look at a map. We need the old Southwest Conference with all the Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas schools in one conference. There´s something wrong in the world when Texas and Texas A&M don´t play on Thanksgiving Day.
Jordan Lynch should have won. He had a great year and isn´t protected by man mountain blue chip linemen. Granted, he didn´t play A&M´s level of competition, but will get the chance next month. Te´o would have been a better choice as well, since his team will also knock off the Tide next month.
I´ve got some cheese and crackers. I can already see that there is whine present!!
Johnny Manziel plays football in the SEC, arguably the toughest conference in college football. In his first year, not just in the SEC, but in a leading roll, he kicked butt, took names and left corpses in his wake. He flat out EARNED this trophy!!! Yeah, the other players were impressive as well. However, this was Johnny Football´s year to win.
And BTW, I wouldn´t place money on ND beating the Tide. Who has ND played? Who have the Tide played?? Yeah, thought so!!!
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