Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/11/14

77 times, the Heisman Trophy has been awarded to the top player in college football. Not one of those times has it ever been awarded to a freshman. On Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, number 78 went to a freshman. In 2012, the Heisman Trophy voters awarded the trophy to Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o finished second in the voting while Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was third. He led his his Aggies to a 10-2 mark including 6-2 in the SEC, a conference in which they were playing in for the first time. Manziel threw for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also ran for 1,181 yards and 19 touchdowns. If he can repeat his performance in 2013, Manziel could be the first person since Archie Griffin (1974-75) to win the trophy twice. Manziel is the second Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M. John David Crow was the first in 1957. For a full look at the 2012 Heisman Trophy voting totals, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page. 2012 Heisman Trophy Voting Totals Name 1st 2nd 3rd Total Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 474 252 103 2,029 Manti Te'o, Notre Dame 321 309 125 1,706 Collin Klein, Kansas State 60 197 320 894 Marquise Lee, USC 19 33 84 207 Braxton Miller, Ohio State 3 29 77 144 Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 4 13 23 61 Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois 3 8 27 52 Tavon Austin, West Virginia 6 4 21 47 Kenjon Barner, Oregon 1 12 15 42 Jarvis Jones, Georgia 1 10 18 41 And here is the breakdown of votes by region: 2012 Heisman Trophy Voting Totals By Region - Manziel Te'o Klein Far West 325 281 127 Southwest 348 274 220 Midwest 312 315 126 South 399 253 149 Mid-Atlantic 326 272 141 Northeast 319 311 131 Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well. photo credit: getty images

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