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Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman

December 19, 2012
Owensville High School

Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman
Cody Goggin

Every kid dreams of that moment: the moment where they walk onto stage to have all of their hard work pay off for them in the form of a bronze trophy. That trophy is the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Recipients of this trophy are forever enshrined into a fraternity of legends that share the same legacy and the same title: Heisman Trophy Winner. Every year, one player is immortalized into college football lore. New York is where dreams come true in the second week of December every year. New York is where legends are born.  

For the first time ever, in 2012, the winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy was a freshman. Although he was a redshirt freshman, Johnny Manziel was definitely the most deserving person of the award this year. “Johnny Football” lit up the scoreboards with Texas A&M in their first season playing in the SEC West. Texas A&M was not expected to do great this year, but behind their offensive leader who was irrelevant at the national level earlier this season, they ran the table and finished with an impressive 10-2 record.

Manziel was not only the best player in the entire nation as a freshman, he also set records of magnitude that had never been seen before. He made his Heisman season legendary. It is likely that his records could go for years without being touched. In Manziel’s game against Arkansas, he broke the total-offense record that was held by Archie Manning for the past 43 years. Manziel is the first player in SEC history to have two 500+ yard games in one year. Manziel is also only the second freshman to ever pass for 2,000 yards and run for another 1,000 yards in a season. Johnny Football put up 4,600 yards of total offense this season-- more than past winners Cam Newton and Tim Tebow in their Heisman seasons.

There is no doubt that Manziel deserved to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy. Manziel’s freshman season at Texas A&M will forever be remembered as one of the best seasons in history. After all of the things that have being going on for Manziel, he still must lead his team to a victory against Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. With a win in that game, Texas A&M will have one of their best seasons ever solidified, and Johnny Manziel will be a legend at the campus that will only grow with time.

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