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Johnny Manziel wins Heisman Trophy
Fox Sports, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/8/2012 9:27:07 PM

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.

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The eyes of Texas are upon him & smiling.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 12/8/2012 9:28:14 PM     (No. 9055869)

GO JOHNNY GO

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tucker, 12/8/2012 9:29:33 PM     (No. 9055873)

YEA!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/8/2012 9:31:34 PM     (No. 9055875)

Too bad Johnny´s got a mug shot all over the Internet. For integrity, character and athleticism, it should have gone to Manti Te´o´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hot coffee, 12/8/2012 9:37:13 PM     (No. 9055881)

A player from a Texas school in the SEC--perfect!

All three finalists play for schools in Red States, although Notre Dame is damned by the curse of Obama.

Roll Tide!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/8/2012 9:50:58 PM     (No. 9055897)

Another Cam Newton!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/8/2012 9:53:08 PM     (No. 9055898)

Why doesn´t ESPN say it´s all "reserved" for SEC and move away from this farce!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/8/2012 9:54:14 PM     (No. 9055899)

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.

Good on the Aggies. A solid conservative school.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/8/2012 9:58:41 PM     (No. 9055900)

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?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/8/2012 10:06:10 PM     (No. 9055903)

I´d like to give kudos to my niece who graduated from Baylor last year and went to A&M for her PhD this year. She is the good luck charm.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: MHR, 12/8/2012 10:08:21 PM     (No. 9055904)

agree number 3...ofor what´s been going on at ND, they shouldn´t even be playing in the playoffs!


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Reply 11 - Posted by: mseegal, 12/8/2012 10:45:06 PM     (No. 9055930)

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!"

I assume #3 never made a bad decision?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/8/2012 10:52:49 PM     (No. 9055936)

He got waxed in 2 of his 3 biggest games. Te´o was way more deserving. (And I severely dislike ND)

Can´t wait to see Johny Football suffer the Heisman jinks and get his ass handed to him in the Cotton Bowl.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/8/2012 10:54:51 PM     (No. 9055939)

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.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LouD, 12/8/2012 11:52:39 PM     (No. 9055961)

Break up the SEC!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kono, 12/9/2012 12:34:11 AM     (No. 9055971)

Johnny was the best player this season, so he deserves the award. It isn´t some statement about what´s expected of his future performance, but for this season´s performance.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: snakeoil, 12/9/2012 1:08:46 AM     (No. 9055982)

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.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 12/9/2012 1:12:37 AM     (No. 9055983)

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.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jj1319, 12/9/2012 1:19:16 AM     (No. 9055990)

Aggies57 would be proud.

I didn´t realize he was a Tivy graduate (as am I.) Good on ya.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 12/9/2012 1:23:31 AM     (No. 9055994)

Totally cool that another SEC player won and since he beat my team who was number one at the time, I really ok with it lol

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 12/9/2012 1:28:00 AM     (No. 9055997)

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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Reply 21 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/9/2012 2:43:33 AM     (No. 9056012)

Ditto that, #21 - Alabama will be hard to beat.

#12 - I´ve been to Kerrville...long time ago. I liked it. But then, I like pretty much everything about Texas. Except that it´s a border state.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bevan, 12/9/2012 7:26:51 AM     (No. 9056115)

Manziel is an exciting player, but it just shows how weak this year´s draft class is. Pity the lousy NFL teams this year. There´s no Luck, no RG III in the 2013 draft.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 12/9/2012 10:20:30 AM     (No. 9056358)

#3, when I was 19, I wish I´d had a friend with so little integrity that he would intervene when a 47 year old black guy came after me on the street at 20am.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 12/9/2012 10:59:34 AM     (No. 9056426)

Had he not played for Notre Dame, Teo would not have been in the top 10. He will likely be a great pro, but did not warrant this much Heisman consideration. Manziel was the right choice.

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