Johnny Manziel Is Among Finalists For Heisman TrophyBy: Tobias Roth - December 10, 2013
Once again, Johnny Manziel has secured himself a trip to New York, and is listed among the top finalists for the Heisman Trophy. He is an outstanding player that he is quick on his feet, and has a strong arm, a very threatening quarterback for any defense to face.
One of the best quarterbacks in the league, and in the SEC, Manziel elevates himself on another level during some games, reminding fans of quarterbacks such as Cam Newton or Russell Wilson.
He is certainly not the favorite to win the award this year, but there is always the chance of him pulling a major upset. The man who has become known as simply “Johnny Football,” joins Jameis Winston, AJ McCarron, Tre Mason, Andre Williams and Jordan Lynch as the six Heisman finalists. It is only the second time in history that the committee has been unable to eliminate the number of finalists down to five, showing how competitive the league has been this year.
Yesterday was a big day for the post-season of college football, as the schedule of the college bowls was announced as well, telling everyone where their favorite teams would be heading including Johnny Manziel’s Texas A&M Aggies. Texas A&M will be plaiyng against Duke in the Chick-fil-A bowl on December 31st at 8 p.m.
Jameis Winston is certainly the favorite to win the award, however Johnny Manziel has had a wildly succcesful season as well. He won the Heisman Trophy last season, and has actually been putting up more impressive numbers this season surprisingly.
Over the 2013 season, Manziel has thrown for 3,732 yards, 33 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, while completing 69 percent of his passes. He also ran for 7 touchdowns throughout the season, and provided impressive rushing yards in each game.
Johnny Manziel may not have beaten Alabama this year as he was able to last year, but he came very close in an incredibly exciting game that went down to the final minutes, and went in favor of the Tide, 49-42. Weeks later, he led a blowout of Vanderbilt, but in the last few games of the season they struggled to win, and hurt the team’s chances of going to a better bowl.
Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy last year, and while it is not won by the same player two years in a row often, it has been done before. It is not likely that he will win, but he has certainly made the case for himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the league, and put up even more impressive statistics than when he won the award in 2012.
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