Skip to comments.2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation (vanity)
Posted on 12/08/2012 5:33:30 PM PST by TXBlair
I searched and didn't find a thread already underway, so...the Heisman will be presented within the hour. FReepers' thoughts/reactions?
I watched the show and am very impressed with those three young men. Congrats to Johnny Manziel - it will be fun to watch him for three more years.
Herschel Walker came in 3rd as a freshman. Wow. He was the first ever ‘freshman’ All-american. Jeeze. Times have changed.
Yeah, I agree with you: I think Klein really deserved the award, but I’m sure plenty of folks thought the same about Andrew Luck. It just didn’t work out quite right for either of them. Great guys, though. Well, hopefully Klein gets taken early in the draft.
Go, Johnny, go!
Manti Te’o just got robbed! SEC bias in play.
Everyone else drools.
Congrats to Manzell. All three nominees were deserving. If it were in my power, I would have handed it to the Army quarterback, Steelman, who finished his collegiate career as a 4-year starter, but who never beat Navy. Last minute fumble on the Navy 14 as they were driving for the win. And that’s from a Navy alum who is glad we won, but empathetic for an Army team with more guts than any FBS school.
So sorry, did the SEC pee in your cornflakes again?
Manziel is 20 years old and is older than Mark Ingram was when he won as a sophomore. Manziel is a ‘redshirt’ freshman in other words a sophomore.
On June 29, 2012, before he was chosen as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback and before his first college game, Manziel was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors — disorderly conduct, failure to identify, and possession of a fictitious driver’s license. These charges stemmed from a late-night fight in College Station, Texas.
Police reports state that Manziel was with a friend who directed a racial slur at a man on the street. The man then approached the two of them trying to get at the friend, but Manziel placed himself between the two men saying his friend didn’t mean it and he was going to take him home. The man continued pushing against Manziel to reach the other, and eventually Manziel pushed back. At this point, the man swung at Manziel who then began fighting back. Shortly afterward, the bicycle patrol officers arrived. Manziel, who at the time was 19, presented a fake Louisiana drivers license to police officers showing himself to be 21. Manziel was taken into custody and reportedly spent the night in jail. 
Prior to the 2012 season during the SEC Media Days, when reporters asked Coach Sumlin about the incident with Manziel, he replied by saying,
“There’s been a lot of things he has had to do internally, first of all to get back in the team’s good graces and continue to be on the team. He’s handled those and has probably done more than people even know. And there’s something to that because there’s a respect for the position. You have to be able to lead yourself before you can lead a team, and in order to do that you have to have respect to do that. Internally, there has been some things that he has had to complete just to get back to this point and put the uniform on again and he’s continuing through that. So that’s where that is.” 
Manziel continued to excel both on and off the field, and was named starting quarterback for Texas A&M only one month later. Because of Coach Sumlin’s policy of not allowing freshmen to give media interviews, Manziel was unable to speak to reporters about his arrest until the 2012 regular season was completed. When reporters asked about the incident during his first press conference which occurred on November 27th, Manziel spoke frankly about the experience:
“I’ve had to make a lot of changes in my life,” he said. “I’m really more aware of my surroundings and what goes on in my life, and I’ve surrounded myself with a great group of people. I have a great family, a great group of coaches here that really all care about my well being and me moving forward as a person...It was a critical mistake in my life, and it was something that I had to learn a lot from.”
Manziel = Manzell
WOW! Thanks for the post/thread! I didn’t watch...but congratulations to Johnny Football, all the nominees and all who play sports! Tremendous, hard-working young men and women.
So why post this ?
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