Finally, we come to the biggest surprise star of the 2012 college football season: Johnny Manziel.
You just had to know something was up with this kid when he stepped onto the field at Texas A&M with a nickname like “Johnny Football.”
In his first season on the field, this redshirt freshman has put together one of the all-time great freshman performances, leading the FBS in total offense (4,161 yards).
He's also helped erase any doubts of the Aggies' ability to play in the SEC, guiding his team to a 5-2 conference mark, a 9-2 overall record and a Top 10 BCS ranking.
Oh yeah. There's also the little matter of that win over then-No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
With that one game, the legend of Johnny Football was born.
If all of that isn't enough to surprise you, there's ample reason to believe that Johnny Football might very well earn an invitation to New York City in December as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy—again, as a freshman.
Even if Manziel doesn't win the famed 25-pound pose of Ed Smith, he'll have three more seasons to compete for the Heisman. And with the way things are going for Johnny Football and the Texas A&M Aggies, the Heisman Trophy could be just one of many trophies that will have to be stuffed into the trophy cases in College Station.
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