Spotlight on Manziel unprecedented

No college star has ever been as famous -- or as scrutinized -- due to social media

Originally Published: July 14, 2013
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

By one measure -- sheer numbers -- Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel steps onto the podium Wednesday morning at SEC Media Days as the biggest celebrity college football has ever seen. Ever.

He has played one season, beaten one No. 1 Alabama, and won one Heisman Trophy. Yet you can make the case that no college player in the history of the game -- not Red Grange, not Archie Griffin, not Tim Tebow, not anyone -- has bathed in the heat of the American spotlight the way that Manziel ...

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