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Manziel would be 9th Texas high school hot shot for Heisman

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The Unabashed Blogorrhea shaking and stirring while Johnny Football Rock Star appears ready to hoist the Heisman.

Caretakers and presenters of the trophy under-sell the significance with a self-described "most prestigious award in college football."  The distinction is exponentially more.  

Manziel is a finalist for the most recognizable and signature individual distinction in any sport.  Winning gains entry to jockdom's most elite fraternity.

If Manziel hears his name announced Saturday night at New York's Marriott Marquis as the 78th winner he will also enter a select intersanctum here at home.

Manziel would be the ninth former high school hot shot from Texas to receive the Heisman.  It would mark the third time the Great State has served up a winner in consecutive years.

First, Earl Campbell (Tyler John Tyler and Texas) and Billy Sims (Hook H.S. and Oklahoma) in 1977 and ‘78.

Then, Andre Ware (Dickinson H.S. and Houston) and Ty Detmer (San Antonio Southwest and BYU) in 1989 and ‘90.

Last year Robert Griffin (Copperas Cove H.S.) became the first Heisman winner from Baylor.

Davey O'Brien (Dallas Woodrow Wilson and TCU) and Doak Walker (Dallas Highland Park and SMU) won 10 years apart starting in 1938.

In 1987 Woodow Wilson became the first high school in the country to spawn two Heisman winners - thanks to Tim Brown at Notre Dame.

Now Manziel (Kerrville Tivy) could duplicate's Griffin's completely off-the-preseason radar run.  The ninth from the nation's best high school football training ground.  The first for Aggieland since their one and only winner John David Crow (Springhill, LA) in 1957.

That Johnny Football Rock Star knows how to keep good company.

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