College Football 2012: Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman Trophy

Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman Trophy

12/8/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny “Football” Manziel is the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner after receiving 2,029 points. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o came in second with 1,706 votes and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein finished third with 894.Blog Photo - College Football 2012: Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman Trophy

Manziel is the first freshman to win college football’s most prestigious award. He finished the regular season with 4,600 total yards – an SEC record – and led the Aggies to 10 wins in their first year with the new conference, including an impressive win over then-No. 1 Alabama.

According to the online sportsbook Bovada.lv, Manziel was the 1-15 favorite to come away with the Heisman. Te’o was 4-1, while Klein was 25-1.

Before Johnny Football, the closest a freshman had come to winning the Heisman was 2004, when Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson finished second to USC junior quarterback Matt Leinart.

After compiling 3,419 yards passing and 24 touchdowns, while adding 1,181 yards and 19 scores on the ground in his first collegiate season, Manziel is easily the front-runner to take home the trophy again in 2013.

Manziel takes his bronze souvenir into the Cotton Bowl on January 4, where Texas A&M battles Oklahoma in a highly-anticipated postseason matchup.


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12/9/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Happy he won. When you break the records of Cam Newton and Tim Tebow--he had to win it. I'm predicting he will shred Oklahoma's D in the cotton bowl. As an Alabama fan I look forward to the rematch next year in his building. Fool Saban once shame on him, fool Saban twice--ask Les Miles how that goes.

12/9/12   |   Scott   |   53571 respect

I think that impressive win over #1 Alabama is what set him apart from the other two finalists.  It was his Heisman to lose after that game