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Eight Years Ago Today The Legend Of Johnny Football Was Born

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Hard to believe that it’s been eight years since Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M shocked the world upsetting number one ranked Alabama as a freshman. Manziel put the world on notice that night, throwing for 253 yards for touchdowns plus 92 rushing yards. He finished his freshman campaign with 3,706 yards to go along with 26 touchdowns on 68% passing, becoming the first-ever freshman to win the Heisman.

The future looked bright for Johnny, but as we all know that wasn’t the case. Manziel had multiple off the field issues but still had a strong sophomore season, throwing for 4,114 yards on 69% for 37 touchdowns but threw 13 interceptions compared to nine his freshman season. Manziel’s off the field struggles followed him after college. Manziel was a first round pick but was a complete bust. Only playing two seasons in the league before being cut by the Browns. Manziel had one of the most controversial careers out of anyone who’s played football recently. But there is no debating he is one of most entertaining and best college players of all time. Whenever Johnny was on the field he was must see television. Too bad he could never figure it out, because man he was fun to watch.

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