Found July 30, 2013 on Gamedayr:

Texas A&M Aggies defensive end Polo Manukainiu was reportedly killed in an overnight car accident, driving from Utah back to College Station.


Texas A&M lineman Polo Manukainiu dies in crash

A Texas A&M freshman lineman and an incoming member of the Utah football team have died in a rollover crash in New Mexico, officials said Tuesday. Polo Manukainiu, a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M, and Gaius Vaenuku were among three teens killed in the crash, Texas A&M said in a statement. The wreck occurred Monday on U.S. 550 just north of Cuba. State Police said...

Teammates, Friends, Fans Mourn The Loss Of Texas A&M DL Polo Manukainiu

The college sports world got some terrible news early Tuesday morning. It’s been reported by multiple publications that Texas A&M freshman Polo Manukainiu was involved in a fatal car crash last night on his drive home from Utah to Texas. The accident, which took place in New Mexico, also killed two other teenagers – Utah recruit Gaius Vaenuku and Trinity High School student...

Report: Texas A&M player dies in crash

Texas A&M said Tuesday that redshirt freshman Polo Manukainiu and a teenager joining the Utah football team this fall were among three people killed in a single-car rollover crash in the high desert of northern New Mexico, just days before fall practices begin. Manukainiu, a defensive lineman for the Aggies, and Gaius ''Keio'' Vaenuku were among three teens killed...

Tragedy strikes Texas A&M as Defensive End is killed in car accident

Tragedy struck the college football world this morning as a Texas A&M player, Polo Manukainiu, and a Utah recruit were killed in a car accident in New Mexico on their way back to Texas from Utah. A third person also passed away and the fourth person in the vehicle is in critical condition. According to reports all three that were killed were from Trinity High School in Euless...

Report: Texas A&M Freshman Defensive Lineman Polo Manukainiu Killed in Car Accident

Tweet 6’5”, 275-pound defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu was set to take the field for the Texas A&M Aggies for the first time in his career in 2013 after redshirting the 2012 season. The 33rd ranked defensive end in the country in his high school class, Manukainiu was looking to join a much-ballyhooed A&M team for [...]

Skittles + Beer = Heisman? Johnny Manziel’s dad with the quote of the year

There's a reason why Johnny Manziel played so well in 2012, but would you believe that his father claims it was Skittles and beer that helped him win the Heisman.

Johnny Manziel’s Sophomore Slump?

  All the news this off-season on Johnny Manziel has been about his social life. There have been tweets, tabloid pictures, and even a lengthy piece by ESPN’s Wright Thompson. Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in his freshman season with Texas A&M. He was a standout player who dictated the results of games. Quarterbacks have always done that, but not to the extent of Manziel....

Johnny Manziel’s family at odds with Texas A&M, NCAA

ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson's piece on the Manziel family shows a fractured relationship between quarterback, school and the NCAA.

Heisman Favorites 2013

With college football about a month away, let’s take a look at the front runner for the Heisman Memorial Trophy. This year is unique in that we have a former winner, a defensive player, and some relative newcomers to the trophy race. Definitely on the list: Johnny Manziel- No player has won back to back Heismans since Archie Griffin did it in the mid-‘70s. A few players have...

Johnny Manziel’s father: “I don’t know where the anger comes from.”

Texas A&M kicks off its football season on Aug. 31 against Rice. After a storybook 11-2 season last year, fans are wondering if the Aggies’ Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Johnny Manziel, is a one hit wonder — or if he has what it takes to lead the team to an even better season — and perhaps a national championship. The pressure on Manziel is overwhelming. He’s the...

Crash kills Texas A&M lineman, Utah recruit, teen

Damontre Moore helped recruit Polo Manukainiu to Texas A&M and remembered the day the two met. Manukainiu was still in high school, even then a fearsome figure at 6-foot-5 and some 275 pounds. Beneath that mammoth frame, though, was a young man with sweet and caring personality, a huge smile and kind words for everyone fortunate enough to know him. "He was this huge kid...
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