Johnny Manziel Becomes First Freshman to Win Heisman Trophy

They call him “Johnny Football”–
You can see why.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy tonight. reported:

For the first time in its history the Heisman trophy has went to a freshman. Johnny Manziel was chosen as the winner of the 2012 Heisman Trophy beating out Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Kansas State’s Collin Klein.

Manziel, the quarterback of Texas A&M, earned the nicknames ‘Johnny Football’ and ‘Johnny Heisman’ thanks largely to his role in the Aggies upsetting a then No. 1 ranked Alabama team.

In Manziel’s inaugural season in the SEC with the Aggies’, he finished with 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns through the air and 1,181 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground.

Manziel is just the second Texas A&M player to win the Heisman.

Had Te’o won the Heisman he would have been the first player to win it while playing only on defense. Klein was trying to become the first player from Kansas State to win the award.

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  • retire05

    Please, take note; when Johnny Manziel makes a touchdown, he points one finger toward the sky. The meaning of that? Thank you, God.

  • GIG EM …. by God

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  • Mad Hatter

    From Johnny Football to Johnny Heisman.

    Way to go kiddo.

  • Simsalabim

    I’m willing to bet that 0bamao will not congratulate him because he’s white and 0bamao is a racist.

  • JDR

    #5 Simsalabim

    Well, duhh..…!

    Who would bet against you? If in Vegas or on Intrade you bet a thousand dollars on this, your winnings would be $1000.01.

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  • Militant Conservative

    Meh, non news.

  • Texascat

    Go Johnny. Good kid from small town America with God-given talents who recognizes where those talents are from!!!!

  • anti-bho

    No riots in the streets, no burning cars, no hell raising flash mob run amucks taking over the streets….
    And the great state of TEXAS has produced TWO back to back Heisman winners .
    Congratulations to Johnny Manziel for a job well done.

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  • Noovuss

    The real story will come when johnny gets an NFL contract and the MSM goes after him for pointing his finger up and the godless players will jump on the bandwagon to rip his heart out.

  • Kissmygrits

    And he plays in, what for it, the SEC! Good thing for him A&M made the jump to the SEC this year. Way to carry on the tradition, Johnny.

  • Ray

    This Tennessee fan salutes you Mr.Manziel.

  • jim m

    While Manziel certainly had a good season, the Heisman just made itself irrelevant by passing over a defensive player, yet again. It has shed its pretense that it is about the best football player and is really just the best quarterback. We already had an award for that.

  • P_Poor Journalism

    Glad to see a good news story about a deserving young athlete rather than “thugs” murdering their girlfriend or getting drunk and killng their friend.

    Any body notice the URL ends in “yrophy” not “trophy”?
    Is “has went” proper English?

    What has journalism become these days?

  • bg


    Congratulations Mr. Manziel,

    good going..


  • smh

    Typical Thug White Trash

    On June 29, 2012, before he was chosen as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback and before his first college game, Manziel was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors — disorderly conduct, failure to identify, and possession of a fictitious driver’s license. These charges stemmed from a late-night fight in College Station, Texas.[13]
    Police reports state that Manziel was with a friend who directed a racial slur at a man on the street. The man then approached the two of them trying to get at the friend, but Manziel placed himself between the two men saying his friend didn’t mean it and he was going to take him home. The man continued pushing against Manziel to reach the other, and eventually Manziel pushed back. At this point, the man swung at Manziel who then began fighting back. Shortly afterward, the bicycle patrol officers arrived. Manziel, who at the time was 19, presented a fake Louisiana driver’s license to police officers showing himself to be 21. Manziel was taken into custody and reportedly spent the night in jail. [14][15]

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