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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.
Texas A&M will face Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 4 on FOX.
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The Davey O’Brien Foundation today announced Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel as the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Winner. Todd Blackledge, the 1982 Davey O’Brien Winner, presented the award to Manziel during The Home Depot College Football Awards at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He will be honored at the 36th Annual Davey O’Brien...
If the Heisman Trophy has driven a competitive wedge between Manti Te'o and Johnny Manziel, you couldn't sense it Friday afternoon in a stuffy hotel ballroom in Times Square, where the two frontrunners for college football's most prestigious award met with the media in advance of Saturday night's trophy ceremony.
With reporters from Manhattan to Maui on hand, Notre...
What could be a big week for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is already off to a roaring start.
Manziel, who was named the SEC's offensive player of the year earlier in the week, capped his 20th birthday Thursday by winning the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
Manziel received the award at The Home Depot College Football Awards in Lake Buena Vista, Fla...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Johnny Manziel certainly has the statistics worthy of a Heisman Trophy winner. He plays in the powerful Southeastern Conference. He has a signature win -- all things Heisman voters typically look for.
The only question is whether the voters will give the award to a freshman for the first time.
Adrian Peterson, star running back for the Vikings and...
Now that the season is wrapped up, we have a clear picture of the Heisman race and all polls lead to Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel becoming the first freshman, true or redshirt, to ever win the Trophy. It is not too surprising since Johnny Football has taken the nation by storm over recent weeks. There were just three finalists invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony: Collin...
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o became the first defensive player to win the Maxwell Award in the last 32 years. Hugh Green of Pittsburgh in 1980 was the last to do so. Te'o was awarded the Bednarik Award for the defensive player of the year and a hoard of other awards, totaling six major awards listed below. My votes for the Maxwell Award were Johnny Manziel, Manti Te...
The regular season may be over, but there's more buzz than ever surrounding the Texas Aggie football program as Johnny Manziel meets the national media and Heisman voters make their final selections. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop weighs in on the Heisman hype and other current events surrounding Aggie sports.
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Is Butch Jones a glass half-empty or half-full?
John Adams analyzes new Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones' record at Cincinnati, and sees both positives and negatives. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
The natives are already restless.
In the wake of Jones' hire Joel Hollingsworth slams Tennessee's handling of its coaching search...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. When it comes to facing dual-threat quarterbacks, Floridas defense has earned a masters degree this season.
Floridas first test against a mobile quarterback came in the Southeastern Conference opener, when Texas A&M Heisman hopeful Johnny Manziel drove the Aggies 65 yards on 15 plays on his opening series as a collegiate quarterback.
Manziel connected on...