Posted April 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Johnny Manziel may have had a different nickname if football hadn't worked out for him. The Heisman Trophy winner known as Johnny Football threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday night's game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels. Manziel said he talked to Texas A&M baseball coaches last summer about joining the team. That was before the longtime Rangers fan beat out Jameill Showers for the starting quarterback job as a redshirt freshman with the Aggies along the way to a record-breaking season last fall. Texas A&M had its first 11-win season since 1998. Manziel set an SEC record with 5,116 yards of total offense. "Things in my life have worked out pretty well," Manziel said. "I'm pretty blessed. I wouldn't trade it for anything." Before Manziel became a football star at Texas A&M, he was a middle infielder in high school who looked up to former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez and Yankees shortstop Derek Jete...
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