The Texas A&M football team was led to an 11-2 record and a top-5 national ranking in 2012 by its "triplets" on offense. Quarterback Johnny Manziel, running back Ben Malena and wide receiver Mike Evans played a key role in 2012, and return to help the Ags make a run at the BCS title in 2013.
In the early 90's, the Dallas Cowboys trio of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowls. Some fans began to call them "the triplets," and now all three are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Ags have their own version of "the triplets" in Manziel, Malena and Evans. The three players helped power one of the best offenses in the nation in 2012.
If the Aggies are going to win the BCS title in 2013 then they will need a reshuffled offensive line to gel, a revamped front seven on defense to perform and new team leaders to step forward. They will also need "the triplets" to step up and make big plays in big games like they did in 2012.
This is a look at how Manziel, Malena and Evans will help the Ags chase their first national title since 1939.