Heisman Trophy winners list: Johnny Manziel bidding to join exclusive club

Jeff Zelevansky

Heisman history will be made on Saturday, no matter who wins the award.

Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel hopes to join John David Crow as the school's only Heisman Trophy winners on Saturday night in New York City. Crow won the award in 1957 after a strong season at halfback for the Aggies.

Manziel joins Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein as the Heisman nominees from this year's class of college football players. Manziel could be the first freshman to take home the trophy. Meanwhile, Te'o is trying to become just the second defensive player to win the award, joining 1997 winner Charles Woodson. It that were to happen, Te'o would be the Irish's eighth Heisman winner, while Klein is shooting to become the first Kansas State player to win the trophy.

In recent years, winning the Heisman Trophy generally hasn't translated into success at the next level, although Robert Griffin III, who won the award after his senior season at Baylor in 2011, has become an NFL phenom in his first year in the league.

For a full list of past Heisman Trophy winners, click here.

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