Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/14/13
Johnny Manziel in in possession of a Heisman Trophy, a chip on his shoulder and a target on his back. "I expect hostility whenever (Texas A&M is) traveling and whenever people come into College Station," Manziel says of the Aggies upcoming season. "I have a target on my back and we've got a target on our backs. They're going to try to get under my skin and rattle me, so my job is to focus on my teammates and my coaches, which is what matters most, and block everything else out." Manziel became the first-ever freshman winner of the Heisman while leading A&M to an 11-2 record in its first season in the SEC. Nicknamed "Johnny Football," his exploits have taken on "rock-star status," as noted this week in an exclusive interview on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. "There are 'haters' and all that stuff," Manziel said. "But it'll be alright... I don't want people to dictate how my life goes. I want to be able to live my life and not let (critics) be a distraction." Manziel ...
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