Heisman 2012: Twitter Explodes as Freshman Johnny Manziel Wins Award

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Heisman 2012: Twitter Explodes as Freshman Johnny Manziel Wins Award
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Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy Saturday night, beating out Manti Te'o and Collin Klein to take home college football's ultimate individual honor.

Manziel's victory shouldn't come as a major surprise. He was the most electrifying player in college football this season, consistently dazzling spectators with his dual-threat ability.

Saturday night's candidates all had a case for the trophy, but Johnny Football triumphed in the end.

With every historic event in today's world comes social media reaction, especially from Twitter. Let's take a look at what people had to say following the announcement Saturday evening.

Twitter Reaction

Kevin Durant spoke to Manziel winning the award as a freshman:

CBS' Chris Huston supplied the Twitter world with the complete standings:

ESPN's Darren Rovell gave us a sneak peek at some merchandise:

CBS Sports' Josh Katzowitz compares Manziel to last year's winner, Robert Griffin III:

Bleacher Report's Adam Kramer gave Twitter a funny take on Manziel's victory:

CBS Sports provided everyone with Manziel's in-game Heisman pose against Alabama:

Mark Titus gave a humorous take on people who objected to Manziel winning:

ESPN Stats & Info gave this interesting fact before the winner was announced:

Former NFL player Fred Smerlas gave his take:

KFVS-TV's Tyler Profilet left no doubt as to who his top two contenders were:

Bleacher Report's Twitter shows a happy Manziel with his newest piece of hardware:

Chicago Sun-Times reporter Mark Lazerus showcased Te'o's undying commitment to his team:

Chicago Tribune reporter Brian Hamilton supplied some words from Manziel:

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