Johnny Manziel Congratulates Kenny Hill After Win, Relinquishes 'Football' Name

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 27, 2016

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The Johnny Football era is over at Texas A&M.

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill threw for 511 yards and three touchdowns Thursday night, leading the Aggies to a dominant 52-28 season-opening win against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

After the game, Johnny Manziel tweeted to congratulate Hill, bestowing upon him the nickname "Kenny Football."

COLUMBIA, SC - AUGUST 28:  Kenny Hill #7 of the Texas A&M Aggies flashes a thumbs-up as he leave the field afte a win over the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. Texas A&M won 52-28.  (Photo
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While the tweet was obviously meant to congratulate Hill, Gabe Bock from TexAgs radio tweeted that the new Aggies quarterback isn't a fan of the "Football" nickname. 

If he keeps playing like he did against the Gamecocks, he'll earn a new nickname soon enough—hopefully one that he actually likes.

[Twitter, h/t College Spun]