Piece of history awaits Manziel
Polls favor Aggies QB to take award, but one panel suggests that the vote could be close.
NEw YORk — Sporting his now famous Superman socks, Robert Griffin III enchanted the college football world a year ago when he accepted the Heisman Trophy.
Griffin, the Baylor standout who played at Copperas Cove High School, then gave a gracious acceptance speech. The most famous line:
“As we say, the hotter the heat, the harder the steel. No pressure, no diamonds. We compete, we win.”
This year, another Texas schoolboy quarterback is making the trek to New York. And it appears that one of the most coveted trophies in American sport is Johnny Manziel’s to lose.
Manziel, the Aggies’ redshirt freshman, plans to wear a pair of Scooby Doo socks to Saturday night’s ceremony. But that’s not what makes him a novelty. What does is that he could become the first freshman to win the Heisman.
He’ll be joined at the Nokia Theater in Times Square by Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Early Heisman tracking polls suggest Manziel will win. But USA Today’s Heisman panel predicted it might be one of the closest votes in history, with Manziel garnering 85 points
7 p.m. Saturday, ESPN Three players have been invited to the Heisman ceremony: Collin klein, kansas State Johnny Manziel,Texas A&M Manti Te’o, Notre Dame A look at the finalists,