Photos: Johnny Manziel's historic Heisman night

Photos: Johnny Manziel's historic Heisman night

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NEW YORK - Dec. 8: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel kisses the Heisman Memorial Trophy after being named the 78th Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner at a press conference on Dec. 8 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 9 at 8:03 PM

NEW YORK - Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, taking college football’s top individual prize Saturday night after a record-breaking debut.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o finished a distant second and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was third in the voting. In a Heisman race with two nontraditional candidates, Manziel broke through the class barrier and kept Te’o from becoming the first purely defensive player to win the award.

Here is a look at Manziel's historic night.

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