Time and time again, college football fans of all shapes and sizes find themselves absolutely shocked at what Johnny Manziel can do. On Saturday, the Texas A&M Aggies‘ quarterback made a play that likely will go down as one of the best plays of Johnny Football’s career. Like most of Manziel’s highlight-reel plays, this snap involved spotty pass protection and a first down.
After setting the tone of the game with two first-quarter touchdowns; Manziel and the Aggies were marching on the Alabama Crimson Tide and looking to break the 14-14 tie when Johnny Football happened. Everyone remembers the “Autograph King’s” impromptu passing touchdown versus the Crimson Tide in 2012, but this time No. 2 truly out did himself.
On a third-and-eight, Manziel dropped back to pass, but wasn’t happy with any of his reads. However, the Aggies’ quarterback dodged a few would-be tackles and heaved up an incredibly dangerous 45-yard pass and was sent to the ground. Luckily, this pass was caught by Edward Pope, who converted the first-down with a 12-yard catch. So a pass that traveled over 40 yards went for a mere 12-yard gain? Sounds like Manziel.
I’m guessing that this play is going to be the one that will be on repeat if and when Johnny Football takes home his second straight Heisman Trophy this winter.