Freshman Heisman Winner? Maybe Tonight

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel might make history
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Freshman Heisman Winner? Maybe Tonight
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

A little history might be made at tonight's Heisman Trophy presentation, with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the running to be the first freshman to get college football's top honor. There's a reason the 20-year-old is called "Johnny Football," as his stats prove: He completed 68.3% of his passes for 3,419 yards and 24 TDs, and he ran for nearly 1,200 more yards and 19 TDs, notes Bleacher Report. The total yardage is an SEC record. See the case for and against Manziel, along with the same for fellow finalists Manti Te'o of Notre Dame and Collin Klein of Kansas State here. (More college football stories.)

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