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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Johnny Football to Johnny Heisman
In what seems to be one of the weakest Heisman Trophy races in recent memory, because that is all I have left, redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel seems to be the only candidate. In a ESPN "Expert's Poll" dated November 27th, they have Manziel running away with the coveted award, with the impressive Notre Dame senior linebacker Monti Te'o, fresh off his team's goalline stand against USC that earned the Fighting Irish a title shot a distant second. Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein comes in third after taking his team to the number one spot in the land before falling hard a couple weeks back.
The first, second and third place finish seem very appropriate and will make Manziel the first freshman to ever win college football's most prestigious award. Tim Tebow was the first sophomore to win it and Manziel broke Tebow's offensive yardage records in the process of leading Texas A & M in their first year in the SEC. The Aggies lost to top 10 Florida in their first game of the season by 3 points and the only other blemish was against LSU, where Johnny Football was reduced to simply a freshman QB, but his accomplishments over the course of the year were the most impressive of all players this year.
Te'o was the most inspirational, but Manziel was the best and deserves the hardware.