Kevin Sumlin's Absolutely Ridiculous Quarterback Tree

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Kevin Sumlin's Absolutely Ridiculous Quarterback Tree
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Did Johnny Manziel make Kevin Sumlin’s coaching career, or did Sumlin launch Manziel’s star into orbit?

And which guy will burn out first, falling to earth after being exposed as a coach—or player—with a career built on another guy’s talent?

What if we told you that Sumlin has coached three Heisman winners and three first-round NFL picks in his 26 years as a college coach?

Yes, Sumlin’s run as a star-maker started long before he gave Manziel the starting job over Jameill Showers, Matt Joeckel and Matt Davis just days before the start of the 2012 season.

If you’re an Aggie, it should make you sleep better at night to know that the guy who will pick among Joeckel (now a senior), Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen this season is also the guy who worked with these seven quarterbacks.


Statistics courtesy of Sports Reference/College Football and Pro-Football-Reference.


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