70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
94°
68°
20%
Mon
80°
66°
50%
Tue
70°
56°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Will Manziel break Heisman Trophy frosh curse?

2 years ago Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:24:03 PM CST November 27, 2012 Tuesday, November 27 2012 Nov 27, 2012 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the 77-year history of the Heisman Trophy, no freshman has ever won the award.

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, the player who proved coach Kevin Sumlin's prolific offense could work in the SEC, may finally change that.

Manziel accumulated 4,600 yards of total offense and 43 touchdowns this season along with a signature win over then top-ranked Alabama to make him a frontrunner for the Heisman.

In the past some voters have been reticent to pick a freshman for the award. But those attitudes might be changing.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops coached Adrian Peterson in 2004 when he finished second in voting - still the highest finish ever for a freshman. Stoops says: "A player is a player, it shouldn't matter what age he is."

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Heavy T-Storms
84°
69°
Sun
Partly Cloudy
94°
68°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
80°
66°
Tue
T-Storms
70°
56°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
74°
53°