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A.P. Hands A&M’s Johnny Manziel Award For Offense (This Site Some Free Pub)

Many thanks to the Associated Press today.  Oh, sure they announced that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was a unanimous choice as their SEC Offensive Player of the Year.  And, yes, the redshirt freshman most certainly deserved the honor after setting a new single season total offense record in a league once rule by dual-threat dynamos Cam Newton and Tim Tebow.

But more importantly, the AP sent out a headline that’s pretty much been used by all: “‘Johnny Football’ Lauded As Mr. SEC.”

Shucks, folks, all of his here at appreciate the free plug.

In all seriousness, is it any wonder Manziel won the award?  His final stat line for the season:


*  Led the SEC in rushing with 1,181 yards on 184 carries for a 6.42-yard average and 19 touchdowns

*  Third in the SEC passing with 3,419 yards on 400 attempts with a completion percentage of 68.3, 24 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions

*  Accounted for 39 rushing plays of 10 or more yards, 18 of 20 or more yards, and 10 of 30 or more yards

*  Led the SEC in total offense with 4,600 yards thru 12 games for an average per-game performance of 383.3 yards
The AP’s Offensive Player of the Year Award for the SEC isn’t the only honor Manziel is expected to win this week.  He’s also believed to be the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy.



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Don't worry, John.  We all know you're the real Mr. SEC :-)

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Thanks for the kind words, but the other guys who write for the site wouldn't be thrilled if I called myself by that name.  It's the site's name, not mine.


But thanks for reading (and the hat tip) just the same.



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