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Heisman Winner 2012: Live Results, Analysis and Speech Recap

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08:  (L-R) Heisman finalists quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M University Aggies poses with the Heisman Memorial Trophy Award after a press conference prior to the 78th  Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 8, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Alex SimsCorrespondent IIIDecember 8, 2012

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has become the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy

The Aggie signal-caller has amassed 4,600 total yards and 43 touchdowns against a rigorous SEC schedule, which was enough to edge out second-place finisher, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein finished third after totaling 22 rushing touchdowns, with USC receiver Marqise Lee and Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller rounding out the Top 5.

Manziel was one of the most exciting players to watch in college football all season long, running circles around opposing defenses in ways that no one else could.

His Heisman campaign culminated when he willed Texas A&M to victory over then-No. 1 Alabama. That "Hiesman moment" was enough for the voters to name him the first freshman to ever win the trophy.

Are you happy that Johnny Football was awarded the Heisman? Or did his victory in New York gig you like none other?

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