Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel wins Heisman Trophy

Sunday December 9th, 2012

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the 78th Heisman Trophy on Saturday. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images) Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the 78th Heisman Trophy on Saturday. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the 78th Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, becoming the first freshman player to win college football’s most prestigious award.

Manziel, 20, is the second Texas A&M player to win the Heisman and the first in 45 years. John David Crow won the award in 1957.  Manti Te’o, Notre Dame’s senior linebacker who won the Bednarik, Maxwell and Walter Camp National Player of the Year awards, finished second and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein finished third.

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