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Heisman Trophy 2012: Aggie fanbase watches Johnny Manziel become 'mature leader'

Johnny Manziel was plenty serious during his acceptance speech for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

Mike Stobe

On Saturday, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was named the Heisman Trophy winner. He became the first freshman to ever win the award, and is just 20 years old. He finished second in the country in total yards per game despite playing against teams like LSU, Alabama and Florida.

In short, he did a lot of things extremely well. SB Nation's Good Bull Hunting took a look not just at the actual honor of winning, but the potential growth of Manziel and where he goes for Aggie football from here, saying that he is now a mature leader for the football team:

It was impossible to tell whether or not Johnny was growing up in front of our eyes or not, because we have no past template of Johnny's speaking to compare it to. These last couple of weeks have given us a really interesting glimpse into the life of Johnny. What we do know is that he's now a mature leader of this Aggie team, and will be for some time to come.

During his acceptance speech, Manziel named his parents, grandfather, high school coaches, former and current head and position coaches, and every single member of the starting offensive line as people he'd like to thank. As they said on Good Bull Hunting, the world saw a very serious side to Manziel on Saturday, and he impressed in that vein.

His play on the field was unquestionable, and now the Aggie fanbase can take a look at that acceptance speech and have confidence in him going forward. Or at least, that seems to be the prevailing thought among the fanbase after the ceremony.

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