Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tweeted Thursday that it was “crazy” how coverage of pro days — events where top college athletes run drills and interview with professional sports teams interested in drafting them to their squads — have changed in the nine years since his.
Just a few years ago, he was thrilling Tivy fans every Friday and growing into a local legend.
COLLEGE STATION (AP) — If Texas A&M’s scrimmage Saturday night at Kyle Field was an indication, the Aggies have every intention of playing Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in the Aug. 31 opener against Rice.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Johnny Manziel strode into Southeastern Conference Media Days and was swarmed by hundreds of reporters and dozens of television cameras.
THIBODAUX, La. — Heisman Trophy winner and Tivy alum Johnny Manziel, saying he felt ill, was forced to cut short his opportunity to coach alongside the famed Manning family and several others at the annual Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La.
When the Tivy football team trickled into school Friday morning, some of them wore mischievous smiles on their faces. They knew a secret their teammates weren’t wise to.
When Johnny Manziel flew into New York City for the Heisman ceremony, he was a popular football player with a catchy nickname.
Johnny Manziel’s long-awaited Kerrville homecoming was Saturday evening at Antler Stadium and, although Tivy didn’t get the number of fans it expected, it did get the passion.
The night Johnny Manziel won his Heisman trophy, he was cool as a cucumber on stage. He delivered his speech with poise then hugged his parents without shedding a tear. It was a stoic front that lasted until he got out of the public eye and heard first word of the celebration in Kerrville, his adopted home.
Congratulations and kudos to Kerrville’s Tivy and Texas A&M’s star athlete, Johnny “Heisman” Manziel. His athletic accomplishments are phenomenal. Many of us were apprehensive that being a freshman would stand in the way of winning the Heisman Trophy, when it should have been very much in his favor. For a young man to accomplish so much by the time he is barely 20 years old speaks volumes about his hard work, athletic ability and personal effort.
With all the great Johnny “Football” Manziel and Heisman enthusiasm actually having its origin here at Kerrville’s Tivy, wouldn’t it be appropriate to have a bronze sculpture erected at Antler Stadium?
I am writing to provide some insight into the character of Johnny Manziel. In the photo in your advertisement for a commemorative edition on page 14 of your Monday issue, you can see a yellow bracelet on Johnny’s right wrist. This bracelet is inscribed “CHARLIE’S ANGEL’S PHILIPPIANS 4:13”
‘Oh, Johnny, Oh!’ — a Manziel fight song