Johnny Manziel, QB

School: Texas A&M  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: Kerrville, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 207 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
721
Career Notes
For his two-year, 26-game career, Manziel set at least 35 school, SEC and NCAA records including: NCAA: Most games with 300 pass/100 rush yards: 4...Freshman rushing by a quarterback (season): 1,410 in 2012...Freshman total offense (season): 5,116 in 2012...SEC: Total offense (season): 5,116 in 2012...Total offense (season average): 393.5 in 2012...Total offense (game): 576 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2012...Total offense (game yards/play): 10.7 vs. Arkansas, 2012...Passing yards (career average): 301.0...Completion percentage (career): 69.0%...Most 500-yard total offense games: 5.

Texas A&M: Total offense (career): 9,989...Total offense (career average): 384.2...Total offense (season): 5,116 in 2012...Total offense (season average): 393.5 in 2012...Total offense (season yards/play): 8.5 in 2013...Total offense (game): 576 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2012...Total offense (game yards/play): 10.7 vs. Arkansas, 2012...Passing yards (career average): 301.0...Completion percentage (career): 69.0%...Passing yards (season): 4,114 in 2013...Passing yards (season average): 316.5 in 2013...Passing touchdowns (season): 37 in 2013...Completion percentage (season): 69.9 in 2013...Passing yards (game): 464 vs. Alabama, 2013...Rushing yards by a quarterback (career): 2,169...Rushing yards by a quarterback (season): 1,410 in 2012...Rushing yards by a quarterback (game): 229 vs. Oklahoma, 2012...Touchdown responsibility (career): 93...Touchdown responsibility (season): 47 in 2012...Most 500-yard total offense games: 5...Most 400-yard total offense games: 12...Most 300-yard total offense games: 21...Most 400-yard passing games: 5...Most games with 3 pass/1 rush TDs: 10...Most games with 2 pass/2 rush TDs: 8.

2013 Season
In 2013, Manziel set school records for passing yards, passing touchdowns and total offense in 2013 as he generated 4,873 total yards, while completing 300-of-429 passes for 4,114 yards and 37 touchdowns and rushing for 759 yards and nine touchdowns. His completion percentage of 69.9 was also a school record.

Manziel is the only player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to gain 5,000 total yards in a season, while rushing for 1,000 yards (5,116/1,410 in 2012). Also in 2012, he became the fifth FBS players to pass for 3,000 and rush for 1,000 in a season, and he became the fifth player to rush and pass for 20 or more touchdowns in a single season. Manziel became the first sophomore in FBS history to pass for 7,000 yards and rush for 2,000 yards in 2013.

2012 Season
Became the first-ever freshman and the second Aggie to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy, college football's top individual honor, by more than 150 first-place votes after a record-setting season ... named College Player of the Year by the Associated Press and The Sporting News ... receiving the Davey O'Brien Award and the Manning Award ... completed 295 of his 434 passes for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns while throwing only nine interceptions.

Rushed 201 times for 1,410 net yards (7.0 yards per carry) with 21 rushing touchdowns ... broke the SEC record with 5,116 yards of total offense (2010 Heisman winner Cam Newton of Auburn previously held the record of 4,327), which was the 10th best single season effort in NCAA history ... his rushing total was the No. 7 effort in NCAA history by a QB.

He was the fifth 3,000 passing yards/1,000 rushing yards player in NCAA history ... he is the only player in NCAA history to surpass the 5,000 total yards and 1,000 rushing yards level in a single season ... earned Offensive MVP honors in 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma ... against the Sooners, Manziel generated a Cotton Bowl record 516 total yards, including an all-bowl record for quarterbacks 229 rushing yards and 287 passing yards ... was named Associated Press SEC Player of the Year along with SEC Freshman of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year

Consensus All-American was named first-team All-American by Associated Press, Walter Camp, CBSSports.com, AOL Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Max Emfinger CFB, YAHOO! Sports and FWAA ... Maxwell Award finalist ... named 1st Team All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC ... AOL Sporting News Freshman All-American ... earned the starting QB spot in fall camp, two weeks before the start of the season ... was named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week twice ... named SEC Freshman of the Week nine times and the SEC Offensive Player of the Week three times ... Broke the SEC record for total offense twice (557 vs. Arkansas on Sept. 29 and 576 vs. Louisiana Tech on Oct. 13) ... First player in NCAA FBS history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game three times in his career.

First SEC player, first freshman and fifth NCAA FBS player to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... broke the NCAA freshman record for QB rushing yards and total offense ... accounted for 47 TDs (26 pass, 21 rush), which set school record and ranks No. 3 in SEC history ... his 21 rushing TDs were a school record ... scored two or more rushing TDS and passed for two or more TDs in a game seven times ... sat out five complete quarters of plays, and all but one drive in five other quarters.

2011 Season
Redshirted ... made the travel squad after enrolling at A&M in January.
High School
Coached by Mark Smith at Kerrville Tivy High School ... highly-decorated prep player, named a Parade All-American and the National High School Coach Association Football Player of the Year ... Named the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Player of the Year after a spectacular senior season that saw him compile 228-of-347 (65.7%) passing for 3,609 yards with 45 TDs and 5 INTs; 170 carries for 1,674 yards and 30 TD's; 1 TD reception; 1 kickoff return for a TD ... as a senior, Manziel earned a variety of honors: District 28-4A MVP (unanimous selection); Class 4A First Team All-State (AP); SA Express-News Offensive Player of the Year; Sub-5A First Team All-Area (SA Express-News); No. 1 QB in Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football; DCTF Top 300, PrepStar All-Region; Superprep All-Region.

As a junior, Manziel received All-San Antonio Area Offensive Player of the Year honors and District 27-4A MVP honors after posting 218-of-356 passing for 2,903 yards with 19 TDs and 5 INTs; 242 carries for 1,544 yards and 34 TDs; 5 receptions for 152 yards and 2 TD's ...as a sophomore, he had 717 rushing yards and 12 TDs; 59-of-88 passing for 922 yards with 10 TDs and 0 INTs; 19 receptions for 357 yards and 1 TD ... chose Texas A&M over Oregon and Stanford.

Personal
Johnny Manziel is the son of Michelle and Paul Manziel ... was born Dec. 6, 1992 ... sports management major.
 
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Player News
04/03/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Johnny Manziel knocks it out of the park at pro day...Charting each of Manziel's passes, 57 of the 65 passes were spot-on accurate while five were slightly inaccurate (but still completed) and three were incomplete. Whitfield said Manziel stepped up and "knocked it out of the park." "I think it's different when you put your feet on the ground and come and watch him," said Whitfield on the importance of seeing Manziel at his pro day compared to the tape. "People watch him in games and he's made big throws. It's different when you have to come up on stage and the world is in here to watch it. And they say 'Let's see you do it.'" Overall there were 75 NFL scouts and evaluators in attendance, making up 30 of the 32 NFL teams.

Eight head coaches and eight general managers were present, including Texans general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien, who hold the rights to the No. 1 overall pick. Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles still seems to be the favorite to be the top pick if Houston stays put, but the in-state product Manziel will be considered. O'Brien spent a good amount of time talking with Manziel's family and will meet privately with the former Heisman Trophy winner and local product who has publicly dared the Texans to pass on him. If not Houston, Jacksonville (third overall pick) and Cleveland (fourth) are two other possibilities. Browns general manager Ray Farmer was not at Manziel's workout, but by no means does that make him less of a possibility for Cleveland. Does this elevate Manziel's draft stock? Doubtful. But it was a positive step for him as the draft process winds down. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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