Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The X List: 8 fun facts about Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel
Manziel's name now joins the elite company of Gino Torretta and Eric Crouch.
On Saturday, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel accomplished the unthinkable, becoming the first A&M player to win the Heisman since 1957. But who is this man of mystery? Here are eight Fun Facts about the electrifying player known only as "Johnny Football."
Fun Fact #1: His last name, according to scholars at the Germanic Languages Department at UT Austin, originally meant "one who has zeal for men."
Fun Fact #2: He got his nickname, "Johnny Football," after hitting .118 for his Little League T-Ball team.
Fun Fact #3: He is the first-ever freshman to win the Heisman, an especially impressive feat considering that he's a sophomore.
Fun Fact #4: He was unanimously born in Tyler in 1992.
Fun Fact #5: He's a massive disappointment to his parents, who were really hoping he'd turn out to be "king of the gays" by now.
Fun Fact #6: He'll ultimately be rewarded for being awesome by being forced to become a Jacksonville Jaguar.
Fun Fact #7: Manziel is pretty good, but he'll never fill the shoes of Bucky "El Guapo" Richardson.
Fun Fact #8: He was nicknamed Johnny Football because "Shirtless Mugshot Johnny" was already taken by half the males in College Station.