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Johnny On The Spot

Photograph By John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies celebrates a 29-24 road win over the eventual national title game qualifier Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The victory cemented the redshirt freshman quarterback as a formidable contender for the Heisman Trophy, which he went on to win.