Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel wins Heisman Trophy
Texas A&M’s quarterback Johnny Manziel, better known as Johnny Football, was awarded the Heisman Trophy at New York on Saturday night.
Manziel became the first, first-year player in NCAAF history to win the Heisman award.
Other players that Manziel was competing against were Notre Dames’ linebacker Manti Te’o, who received 321 first place votes and 1,706 points, and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein. Manziel had 474 first place votes and 2,029 points.
In this season alone, the 20-year-old threw 3,419 yards, 24 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. It doesn’t end there as Manziel also ran for 1,181 yards along with 19 rushing touchdowns, according to SB Nation.
Manziel’s shining moment was when he led his team in a huge upset win against the number one Alabama. In the first three possessions, Manziel was able to score. In the second half, Manziel was eight of 14 for 136 yards and a touchdown.
During an interview with ESPN, Manziel discussed his award, “Never. I mean, it’s always a dream. You dream about being in New York and hoisting the Heisman Trophy. But for it to become a reality and me to even be here, it’s crazy.”