Manziel also became the first freshman and only the fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1000 more in a season, reaching that mark two games earlier than any other player. He won the SEC Freshman of the Year Award and College Football Performance National Freshman of the Year Award, in addition to garnering the Davey
O'Brien Award and the Heisman Trophy, making him the first freshman ever to win either award. He finished with 3,706 yards on 295-of-434 passes (67.97%) that included 26 touchdowns. He also led the team with 1,401 yards and a season record 21 scores on 201 carries (6.97 ypc).
Manziel attended Tivy (Kerrville, Tex.) Hifgh School, lettering four times in football for head coach Mark Smith. Received a three-star prospect ranking from Rivals.com, as he was regarded as the 14th-best dual quarterback in the country by that recruiting service, in addition to being rated the third-best scrambler in the prep ranks and placing 45th on the Rivals’ Texas Top 100 squad. Also earned three-star prospect status and was rated the 22nd-best quarterback in the nation by Scout.com. Competed as a wide receiver during his freshman campaign. Began his sophomore year primarily as a receiver, but started the fourth game at quarterback, sharing that position for the remainder of the schedule. He finished with 1,164 yards passing, 806 rushing and 408 receiving for a combined 28 touchdowns, including 10 scores passing and 12 more as a ball carrier.
Sports Management major…Trademarked the nickname “Johnny Football”…Son of Michelle and Paul Manziel. Born 12/06/92 in Tyler, Texas…Resides in Kerrville, Texas.