Johnny Manziel and Manti Te’o are in position to make Heisman Trophy history.
Manziel, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Texas A&M, and Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker, along with Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, were invited this week to attend Saturday night’s Heisman presentation ceremony.
Manziel is the favorite to win college football’s most famous player of the year award on Saturday night in Manhattan. He would be the first freshman to win the Heisman and the first Texas A&M player since halfback John David Crow won the school’s only Heisman in 1957.
Te’o is trying to become the first defense-only player to win the Heisman. The Fighting Irish have seven Heisman winners, tied for the most with Ohio State and Southern California, but none since Tim Brown in 1987.
Gazette columnist Mike Hlas’ vote went to “none of the above.” “Putting Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois atop my ballot (Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M is second and Collin Klein of Kansas State is third) isn’t a joke,” Hlas wrote. “I voted for Lynch because he put the NIU offense on his shoulders, and the Huskies are going to the Orange Bowl. Are you telling me that isn’t a remarkable thing, something no one could have seen coming before the season started, something no one would have even said in jest because it was too ridiculous.”
What do you think? Who should win this year’s Heisman Trophy?
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