Johnny Football just became Johnny Heisman.
Johnny Manziel, freshman quarterback for Texas A & M was awarded the Heisman Trophy last night breaking the barrier as the first freshman (red-shirt) to win college football's most coveted award. Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te'o finished a distant second in the voting and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was third.
"That barrier's broken now," Manziel said. "It's starting to become more of a trend that freshmen are coming in early and that they are ready to play. And they are really just taking the world by storm."
Taking the world by storm is just what Manziel has done with impressive stats and an unquestionable poise on the field. He has thrown for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns and run for 1,181 yards and 19 more scores to become the first freshman, first SEC player and fifth player overall to throw for 3,000 yards and run for 1,000 in a season.
Texas A&M Head Coach Kevin Sumlin has a policy of not allowing media access to freshman players, so not much was known about Manziel.
He did all of his talking on the field- and what a statement he made.
Jersey Girl Fam, do you think the right decision was made? How did you vote?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,