Johnny Football wants to really party

Updated: October 27, 2013, 12:53 PM ET
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It's understandable if Johnny Manziel's play on the field Saturday overshadowed his performance on the big screen.

But for a kid they call Johnny Football who is nearly as well known for his off-the-field antics, this brief appearance shouldn't be forgotten.

Manziel, featured during a 56-24 rout of Vanderbilt in a regular, light-hearted segment Texas A&M airs at Kyle Field on its JumboTron, said he would most like to party with actor Charlie Sheen and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

"And we'll add Tiger Woods to the mix," Manziel said in the video titled "Ask the Aggies: Party Guests," which was also uploaded to YouTube.

Sheen, of course, is almost as revered for winning as Gronkowski and Woods, who are no strangers to debauched transgressions.

Manziel, who turns 21 on Dec. 6, made headlines throughout the Aggies' offseason for how he spent his off hours.

His nightlife included time in the company of such high-profile celebrities as rap star Drake and LeBron James, and he was kicked out of a University of Texas frat party nearly two months after tweeting "Bulls--- like tonight is a reason why I can't wait to leave college station...whenever it may be."

He also left the Manning Passing Academy early under questionable circumstances after serving there as a counselor and coach and was reportedly investigated by the NCAA for signing autographs for memorabilia dealers.

But Manziel has returned, after becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, to lead the Aggies (No. 16 BCS, No. 14 AP) to a 6-2 season, with their two losses coming in SEC play. 

And he has put himself squarely in the Heisman race again, now averaging 324 passing yards per game with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has also run for 497 yards with six rushing touchdowns.

On Saturday, Texas A&M jumped to a 28-0 lead on Vanderbilt as Manziel threw for three touchdowns in the first quarter after being questionable to play with an apparent shoulder injury.

"In my mind I was always going to play," Manziel said. "It would take a lot to keep me off the field and away from these guys. They count on me and they expect me to be there.

"This offense and this team means everything to me."

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