Manziel is first freshman Heisman Trophy winner - Tucson News Now

Manziel is first freshman Heisman Trophy winner

Posted: Updated:
Source: Bleacher Report Source: Bleacher Report

NEW YORK (AP) - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first freshman to win college football's most prized individual award.

The redshirt freshman beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein.

A few days after turning 20, Manziel became the most inexperienced player to win the Heisman. Adrian Peterson had come closest as a freshman, finishing second to Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart in 2004.

 

Manziel broke 2010 Heisman winner Cam Netwon's Southeastern Conference record with 4,600 total yards this season, led the Aggies to a 10-2 in their first SEC season and orchestrated an upset at No. 1 Alabama in November that stamped him as legit. is the second player from Texas A&M to win the Heisman, and first since John David Crow 1957.

 

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Powered by WorldNow