3. Johnny Football

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel came out of nowhere, almost like a comic-book hero, to win the Heisman Trophy. He was the first redshirt freshman to claim the award as he led the Aggies to an 11- 2 record in their first season as members of the SEC. Manziel amassed 4,600 total yards of offense in the regular season, and led the Aggies¿ Nov. 10 upset at Alabama. Manziel closed the season with a virtuoso performance ¿ 516 total yards ¿ in Texas A&M¿s Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma.
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