Heisman Winner Johnny Manziel Delivers Top Ten List with David Letterman

By Patrick Schmidt
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is having a pretty good past week, and that may even be an understatement.

Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman trophy on Saturday night after the dual-threat signal-caller finished third in the SEC in rushing yards and led in touchdowns catapulted A&M to a 10-2 record and No. 9 ranking in the nation highlighted by an epic road win over No. 1 Alabama.

However, as great as that was for Manziel and his teammates, what he did Monday night may even top that unprecedented feat from Saturday night.

Manziel delivered the Top Ten on the Late Show with David Letterman and demonstrated a nice comedic touch and good rapport with the long-time talk show host. After all, if he can overcome the Crimson Tide defense and the rest of the stiff defenses in the SEC, the Late Show should be a piece of cake.


My personal favorite is number four. Not too many people can walk into their 10 or 25 year reunion with a Heisman trophy two years removed from the senior prom. Most of his high school friends are struggling to pass their stats and econ finals, and here he is the king of college football.

The next stop for Manziel is the AT&T Cotton Bowl vs. No. 11 Oklahoma in a matchup of former Big 12 rivals on Jan. 1 in Dallas, Tx.

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Patrick is a diehard Chicago sports and an avid college football fan, and the host of “The Wake-up Call,” a weekly sports show on Sportstownchicago.com airing live on Wednesday mornings from 8-10. View his show’s website here.


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