“Johnny Football” has had a pretty good Freshman year.
A&M is 10-2 and the 20-year-old is the first quarterback in SEC history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He has also set SEC records for total yards in game with 557 yards, a record which he then broke himself two weeks later with 576 yards. He broke Cam Newton’s record for total yards in a season with 4600 yards. He also set a Division-I-wide record among freshmen for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,181 yards. He has already been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, and was the SEC Freshman of the Week nine times during the season.
Manziel is the second player from Texas A&M to win the Heisman. He accepted the award Saturday night at Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York.