It was moment unlike any other in the Heisman Trophys existence.
The freshman, the first ever to win the storied award in its 78 years, stood with the collected past winners behind him, dozens more peering back from the portraits lining the wall in Best Buy Theater in Times Square.
Johnny Manziel took a deep breath, letting out a whoo before the Texas A&M quarterback broke into a smile.
"This is a moment that I've dreamed about since I've been a kid, running around the backyard pretending I was Doug Flutie throwing Hail Marys to my dad," Manziel said. "I'm so blessed to be on a stage with such a group of great guys. To be invited into this fraternity, what a pleasure it really is."
Where Herschel Walker, Michael Vick and Adrian Peterson the only other freshmen to earnthe Heismantrip to New York failed, Manziel shattered the glass ceiling and put to rest any stigma or bias of voting for a freshman.
Voters, myself included, got it right. Regardless of his age, Manziel was s...