Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel is the big man on campus after knocking off No. 1 Alabama Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, and now his family is looking to cash in on his popular nickname.
His nickname “Johnny Football” has stuck and with every win by the Aggies the popularity of Manziel rises, and as such his family is seeking to trademark the nickname.
According to ESPN’s Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell, “Scoring a trademark often depends on using the mark in actual commerce, which means it could be years before the Manziel family actually owns it. It is also not clear at this time whether Manziel or someone else deserves to even own the trademark.”
The origin of his nickname is unknown, but I’m willing to bet there are a number of people laying claim to the moniker tonight in College Station, Tx where the school is celebrating the epic win over Alabama.
Manziel became the first freshman to defeat the No. 1 team in the nation on the road.
The Kerr, Tx native leads the SEC in rushing and is seeing his Heisman candidacy soar to new heights not seen from a Texas A&M player since John David Crow won the stiff-armed bronze statue in 1957.
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