By: Tucker Harrington
Texas A&M’s freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel was recently honored with one of the top awards a college football player can receive. Manziel was given the Heisman Trophy for his work in leading his team to victory game after game, according to The Bleacher Report.
He was able to beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, both seniors, for the prize, something Manziel doesn’t take lightly
“I didn’t believe it, I almost didn’t think that it was real,” Manziel said after hearing his name be called, according to The Sports Xchange.”[It’s] such a far-fetched dream of mine, it’s just mind-boggling to sit here and thinking that I’m the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. I felt my heart beating out to right here. I was really wondering on TV if you could see my shirt moving. I don’t know if anyone caught it.”
Manziel won the title with 474 votes, Te’o came in second with 321 and Klein came in third with 60 votes, USA Today reports. The freshman athlete completed 68.3 percent of his passes and rushed for 1,181 yards during the regular season. Te’o was impressive on defense with 101 tackles and seven interceptions.