Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was selected today as recipient of the 2012-13 Manning Award, becoming the first freshman winner and first unanimous selection in the award’s history. The award is given annually to the top quarterback in college football but is the only quarterback honor that also accounts for performances in bowl games. Manziel, a redshirt freshman who won the 2012 Heisman Trophy and the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, set a Southeastern Conference record with an FBS-high 5,116 yards of total offense in his first season in college. He accounted for 47 touchdowns (21 rushing, 26 passing).
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