Texas A&M Football: Johnny Manziel's 5 Best Moments at Kyle Field
Johnny Manziel has done the impossible in his career at Texas A&M, and with what may be his final home game at Kyle Field this Saturday against Mississippi State, Bleacher Report pays tribute with "Johnny Football's" five best home highlights.
The sophomore quarterback has broken records, barriers and every defense in opposition to him, and his swan song at Kyle Field should be no different.
Manziel's 1st TD vs. Florida
Highlight at 3:15 Mark
The Beginning of a Legend—not even Manziel knew the future implications of his start against Florida in Texas A&M's opener last season. The play was simple, with Manziel scooting his way into the end zone behind a few jukes and some solid blocking, but it gave birth to the Johnny Football we all know today.
Manziel Video Game vs. Arkansas
Highlight at 3:35 Mark
From a personal standpoint, I recall sitting in the press box during this play, and listening as one reporter said jokingly, "You might as well be playing a video game," following Manziel's twirl around Arkansas defenders.
The saying may have been harmless at the time, but it was the start of a valid description for Manziel's antics down the stretch of his career.
Manziel vs. Entire LSU Front 7
Highlight at 1:35 Mark
By far and large Manziel's most miraculous escape from pressure, outwitting the entire LSU front seven en route to a first down. The Tigers are known not only for their ferocity, but relentless pursuit and incredible athleticism, and Manziel slithered and squeezed his way from trouble to a 10-yard gain.
Manziel to Evans for 95-Yard TD
While many of Manziel's top highlights display his running and evasive abilities, Johnny Football's brilliant 95-yard pass to Mike Evans against Alabama identifies with the sophomore's top-tier throwing capacity. The play helped A&M pull itself back into what was almost a blowout against Alabama, igniting the entire team in a seven-point loss.
Manziel Magic vs. Missouri
In Manziel's home finale last season against Missouri, the sophomore concluded his time on the field with a play resonant with his career—escape pressure and score in the most unlikely of circumstances. Mizzou didn't stand a chance.