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Manziel aims to make history: No freshman has ever won the Heisman

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Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:00 am

Herschel Walker possessed a unique blend of size and speed as a freshman at Georgia in 1980, and rushed for more than 1,600 yards. He was the key cog as the Bulldogs improved from 6-5 to an undefeated season and a national championship.

But he had to wait his turn for the Heisman Trophy. Walker finished third in the voting, behind South Carolina running back George Rogers and Pittsburgh defensive end Hugh Green. He finished second the following year, and finally won the award following his junior season in 1982. 

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7 comments:

  • master of disaster posted at 8:36 am on Fri, Dec 7, 2012.

    master of disaster Posts: 541

    I hope he gets it, because, as talented as he is, he is pretty undersized for an NFL quarterback.

     
  • agga'71 posted at 11:23 am on Thu, Dec 6, 2012.

    agga'71 Posts: 88

    Just read a great interview with our good friend Robert Earl Keen on espn.com. The site is, and I hope I get this right, :
    espn.go.com/blog/playbook/sounds/post/ /id/3788/robert-earl-keen-celebrates-manziel-aggies

     
  • ags1975 posted at 9:31 am on Thu, Dec 6, 2012.

    ags1975 Posts: 12

    @rj im tired of this also.i just feel they will s_ _ _ w jff out of it.since stoops put his foot in his mouth bring on the sooners.

     
  • Rjiura posted at 8:39 am on Thu, Dec 6, 2012.

    Rjiura Posts: 81

    As I have been saying all along since the "Johnny for Heisman" hype began, it will be close, and do not be surprised if Te'o wins. All the AARP and Born Again/Catholic thinks is a "Life Time Achievement and Citizen of the Year" award and will vote Te'o first and Johnny 3rd. Johnny deserves to win, but to be honest I am tired of all the "Hype" and ready just to play the Bowl game. Last night could be a prelude of things to come. Te'o won the Lombardi award......no way he had a better year than Clowney of South Carolina.

     
  • dogma posted at 7:44 am on Thu, Dec 6, 2012.

    dogma Posts: 87

    I saw an interview with a former winer, who happened to have gone to ND and he said with a wink "it isn't JUST on the field it is what the player does off the field which factors into the Heisman, someone like Manti Te'o. this guy gets to vote so I would not be entirely surprised if Te'o gets it over Johhny Manziel. ND fanboy's gotta love it.

     
  • Sam posted at 7:10 am on Thu, Dec 6, 2012.

    Sam Posts: 14

    "A&M has pointed out that Manziel is a redshirt freshman, that he turned 20 this week and that, at the end of this semester, he'll be a junior, academically." And there you have it. The loophole that makes it ok for this particular freshman to get it. Interesting how that worked out.

     
  • Sabio posted at 6:52 am on Thu, Dec 6, 2012.

    Sabio Posts: 1734

    Why does Michael Vick get asked his opinion on ANYTHING. The guy is complete idiot. His view of the qualifications for the Heisman is at odds with the qualifications outlined by the Heisman Trust. Michael Vick is no more relevant today than he was before he went to prison.

     

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