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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