Top 10 Villains
10. Johnny Manziel—Texas A&M
The latest and perhaps greatest playboy on the college football scene is Johnny Manziel, otherwise known as “Johnny Football.” Manziel is a rare college player that seems to transcend beyond college, to being a world-wide celebrity. His ability to outrun and out-maneuver bigger, faster players in the SEC is not unlike a cartoon come to life.
His meteoric rise from freshman squad team quarterback in the spring of 2012 to possibly the best quarterback to ever play the game just a few months later is breath taking and it is difficult to imagine how he can play at such a high level, so quickly.
Alabama coach Nick Saban, after taking his only loss to Manziel, was quoted as saying, “A fantastic player is a fantastic player and we really tried to prepare for him. But he has such an instinctive feel for scrambling and making plays and ad-libbing and making something happen when there’s nothing there. That’s kind of player is hard to prepare for…. I’m not sure you stop a guy like that…”
Manziel broke the SEC single game record for yards twice in 2012, gaining over 500 yards against Arkansas and Louisiana Tech, winning the Heisman Trophy, SEC freshman of the year award, the Davey Obrien Award and the College Football Performance National freshman of the year award.
For all his fun on the field, Johnny has just as much fun off the field.
His bar fight in the summer of 2012 seemed to have been a turning point for him, where he was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a fake ID. Now Johnny Manziel can’t go anywhere without people recognizing his face.
The summer of 2013 has proven to be quite a victory lap for the young QB, from seemingly endless parties and beach trips to casino pictures and complaints of being in a small town in College Station, TX.
Manziel’s latest gaffe was oversleeping at the prestigious Manning Passing academy where he was a counselor and a proving ground for many NFL draft picks. Officially leaving camp due to illness, it has been alleged he had too much fun the night before.
Party on, Johnny, party on.