Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made history today as he became the first freshman to win the Heisman trophy. Manziel won the Heisman on Saturday night over Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein. Read more after the jump.
Manziel set the Southeastern Conference single-season record for total yards with 4,600, in eclipsing the mark of Cam Newton, who finished with 4,327 two years ago en route to the Heisman and a national title at Auburn. Manziel, who became known as “Johnny Football”, passed for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,181 yards and 19 more scores leading the Aggies to a 10-2 record this season. Manziel joins running back John David Crow (1957) as A&M’s lone Heisman winners. The 20 year old phenom wowed everyone as he led the Aggies setting records after becoming the starting QB in November. The best part about this all is he has three more years to continue to amaze us. Congratulations