Why All Heisman Voters Must Look Past Johnny Manziel Being a Freshman

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Why All Heisman Voters Must Look Past Johnny Manziel Being a Freshman
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A new chapter in Heisman Trophy history is being prepared with Johnny Manziel leading the charge as the next award recipient. If Manziel is able to pull off the win, he would be the first freshman to ever win the Heisman.

Some voters may take issue with making history this season with a Manziel selection—especially considering that Manti Te’o is also a hot name in the race. He is a senior and would only be the second defensive winner in Heisman history, but the voters need to look past Manziel being a freshman and vote based on this year’s performance.

Manziel is far and away the most impressive player in college football this year. These are the five reasons why he should take the podium on Dec. 8. 

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