MEET QB JOHNNY MANZIEL
April 10, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Became the first-ever freshman and the second Aggie to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy, college football’s top individual honor, by more than 150 first-place votes after a record-setting season ... named College Player of the Year by the Associated Press and The Sporting News ... receiving the Davey O’Brien Award and the Manning Award … completed 295 of his 434 passes for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns while throwing only nine interceptions … rushed 201 times for 1,410 net yards (7.0 yards per carry) with 21 rushing touchdowns … broke the SEC record with 5,116 yards of total offense (2010 Heisman winner Cam Newton of Auburn previously held the record of 4,327), which was the 10th best single season effort in NCAA history … his rushing total was the No. 7 effort in NCAA history by a QB ... he was the fifth 3,000 passing yards/1,000 rushing yards player in NCAA history ... he is the only player in NCAA history to surpass the 5,000 total yards and 1,000 rushing yards level in a single season ... earned Offensive MVP honors in 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma ... against the Sooners, Manziel generated a Cotton Bowl record 516 total yards, including an all-bowl record for quarterbacks 229 rushing yards and 287 passing yards … was named Associated Press SEC Player of the Year along with SEC Freshman of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year ... Consensus All-American was named first-team All-American by Associated Press, Walter Camp, CBSSports.com, AOL Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Max Emfinger CFB, YAHOO! Sports and FWAA … Maxwell Award finalist … named 1st Team All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC … AOL Sporting News Freshman All-American … earned the starting QB spot in fall camp, two weeks before the start of the season ... was named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week twice ... named SEC Freshman of the Week nine times and the SEC Offensive Player of the Week three times ... Broke the SEC record for total offense twice (557 vs. Arkansas on Sept. 29 and 576 vs. Louisiana Tech on Oct. 13) ... First player in NCAA FBS history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game three times in his career ... first SEC player, first freshman and fifth NCAA FBS player to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... broke the NCAA freshman record for QB rushing yards and total offense ... accounted for 47 TDs (26 pass, 21 rush), which set school record and ranks No. 3 in SEC history ... his 21 rushing TDs were a school record ... scored two or more rushing TDS and passed for two or more TDs in a game seven times ... sat out five complete quarters of plays, and all but one drive in five other quarters.
Redshirted … made the travel squad after enrolling at A&M in January.
Coached by Mark Smith at Kerrville Tivy High School … highly-decorated prep player, named a Parade All-American and the National High School Coach Association Football Player of the Year … Named the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Player of the Year after a spectacular senior season that saw him compile 228-of-347 (65.7%) passing for 3,609 yards with 45 TDs and 5 INTs; 170 carries for 1,674 yards and 30 TD’s; 1 TD reception; 1 kickoff return for a TD … as a senior, Manziel earned a variety of honors: District 28-4A MVP (unanimous selection); Class 4A First Team All-State (AP); SA Express-News Offensive Player of the Year; Sub-5A First Team All-Area (SA Express-News); No. 1 QB in Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football; DCTF Top 300, PrepStar All-Region; Superprep All-Region … as a junior, Manziel received All-San Antonio Area Offensive Player of the Year honors and District 27-4A MVP honors after posting 218-of-356 passing for 2,903 yards with 19 TDs and 5 INTs; 242 carries for 1,544 yards and 34 TDs; 5 receptions for 152 yards and 2 TD’s …as a sophomore, he had 717 rushing yards and 12 TDs; 59-of-88 passing for 922 yards with 10 TDs and 0 INTs; 19 receptions for 357 yards and 1 TD … chose Texas A&M over Oregon and Stanford.
Johnny Manziel is the son of Michelle and Paul Manziel … was born Dec. 6, 1992 … sports management major.