Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M’s dynamic quarterback, became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
Manziel beat out Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti Te’o and Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein during the 78th Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday in New York City.
Manziel is the second Heisman winner from Texas A&M, joining RB John David Crow from 1957.
In his first season as the starter, “Johnny Football” accounted for 4,600 total yards (3,419 passing) and 43 touchdowns as the Aggies finished 10-2 overall and 6-2 in their inaugural season in the SEC.
Texas A&M will face Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 4 on FOX.