Texas A&M Football: Johnny Manziel Surges into Heisman Scene

True Freshman QB Now a Heisman Candidate

10/14/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Texas A&M true freshman quarterback Johhny Manziel is making a household name for himself among the Aggie nation.
Blog Photo - Texas A&M Football: Johnny Manziel Surges into Heisman SceneAnd fast.

The 19-year-old signal caller is coming off the most explosive performance of his young collegiate career, in which he lit up the scoreboard for 576 yards and six total touchdowns while defeating Louisiana Tech 59-57.

This gives Manziel 2,356 yards and 24 scores on the year between his unprecedented ability to move the ball through the air or with his legs.

Texas A&M, which currently stands at 5-1 and No. 20 in the newest AP Top 25 poll, has won five games in a row after its three-point loss to Florida in Week 2. This loss does not look nearly as significant now that the Gators are inside the top five in the polls.

Manziel is nowhere near a lock for Heisman candidacy, but he's well on his way. He'll have plenty of opportunities to show voters what he's made of with upcoming matchups against LSU, Mississippi State and Alabama.

If he continues to shred defenses — especially those of the SEC level — with his dual-threat skills, he'll likely be the first freshman to have a seat in New York since Adrian Peterson in 2004.
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