Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman Trophy; First Freshman to ever Win College Football’s Most Coveted Award – Video 12/8/12
Outstanding Texas A&M Freshman Quarterback Johnny Manziel was awarded College Football’s Heisman Trophy tonight, the first time a Freshman has ever won the award:
LA TIMES: Quarterback Johnny Manziel, the frenetic playmaker who led Texas A&M to an upset of then No. 1 Alabama, became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Kerrville, Texas, was honored with the coveted award Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York. The only other Texas A&M player to win the Heisman Trophy was running back John David Crow in 1957.
Previously, the closest a freshman came to winning the award was Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson in 2004, when he finished second by USC quarterback Matt Leinart.
“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.” . . . Read More