Johnny Manziel: Outrageous Numbers Prove Texas A&M Star Is Best Player in Nation
No other player in college football can impact a game like Texas A&M freshman sensation Johnny Manziel, better known as Johnny Football.
The dual-threat quarterback has emerged as the Heisman Trophy favorite this fall after slaying mighty Alabama in Tuscaloosa on November 10. Manziel threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another 82 yards to help the Aggies upend the top-ranked Crimson Tide 29-24 on the road.
Thus, the legend of Johnny Football was born.
But Texas A&M's victory over Alabama isn't the only thing supporting Manziel's Heisman case. All it takes is a quick glance at the 19-year-old's outrageous numbers to come to the responsible conclusion that he's the best player in the nation.
According to the Heisman Trophy's official website:
The Heisman Memorial Trophy will be awarded to an individual designated as the most outstanding college football player in the United States.
It's arguable that Manziel has been the most valuable player this season. But it's impossible to argue whether he has been the most outstanding.
West Virginia's Geno Smith?
He doesn't have the legs to rush for over 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Kansas State's Collin Klein?
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He doesn't have the arm to throw for more than 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns.
As for the rest of the favorites, Oregon's Kenjon Barner and Notre Dame's Manti Te'o haven't touched the ball enough to be considered more outstanding than Manziel.
The freshman is completing nearly 68 percent of his passes this season and averaging 6.5 yards per carry to go along with his mind-boggling yardage and touchdown count.
Just take a minute to appreciate the numbers Johnny Football has put up this season.
Through 11 games, no player in the country has as many total yards as Manziel (4,161). That number is already 571 yards ahead of what 2010 Heisman winner Cam Newton had through his first 12 games with Auburn.
Perhaps even more impressive, Manziel can tie last year's Heisman winner Robert Griffin III with 4,642 total yards through 12 games with a 481-yard effort on Saturday against Missouri. Manziel is averaging a tad more than 378 total yards per game this season, so it's not unlikely that he could surpass RG3's output in the Aggies' regular season finale.
In either case, there is no denying that Johnny Manziel has been the most outstanding player in college football this season.
If you still have doubts, just comprehend the numbers.
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