My Heisman vote went to...
Posted December 10, 2012
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel got my Heisman vote and there wasn’t much internal debate. What he did this year in the toughest conference in football was enough to earn my vote, regardless of his classification.
All the redshirt freshman did was combine for 4,600 yards and 44 touchdowns. He passed for 3,419 and rushed for 1,181. The year Cam Newton won the Heisman, he amassed 4,327 total yards and 50 touchdowns. In 2007, Tim Tebow’s Heisman winning year, he was responsible for an astounding 55 touchdowns and a total of 4,181 yards.
I don’t measure a player by stats alone, but Johnny Football put up some staggering numbers thanks to some amazing plays.
Remember the Alabama game when the ball popped loose as he dropped back? Menziel grabbed it, scrambled to his left and threw back right, across his body to a wide-open receiver in the back of the endzone - Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24.
In that game, Manziel passed for 253 yards and covered 92 yards on the ground. His 345 yards was more than 10 TEAMS got on the Tide’s top-ranked defense this season.
So the legend of Johnny Football grows.