#2 QB – Cleveland Browns
Height: 6′ 1”
Weight: 210 lbs
Hometown: Kerrville, Texas
High School: Tivy
Date of Birth: December 6, 1992
Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known as Johnny Football and Johnny F*cking Football (JFF), is the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback for the Cleveland Browns (he was formally the quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies). Johnny was a red-shirt freshman during A&M’s first season in the SEC (2012). He set many NCAA records by passing for over 3,000 yards and rushing for over 1,000. He helped lead the Aggies to an 11-2 first season in the SEC and the Aggies highest final season ranking in decades.
Johnny is likely the only 3-star recruit to every have his nickname become a registered trademark. Growing up, Johnny killed it in high-school at Tivy in Kerrville, Texas (too many stats to include) and wanted to be a Texas Longhorn, but good ole Mack Brown wanted to make him a defensive back, lolz, so he committed to Oregon, but was persuaded to change his commitment to the Aggies by some would say, an act of God.
In 2012, Johnny won the starting job by playing well in practices. He got his first start against Florida which ended up being a close loss (17-20). A few games later he had 557 yards of total offense, breaking a 43-year-old record. Two games later, he broke that record with 576 yards of total offense. By this time the Texas A&M faithful could see what was happening in College Station and started preaching to their friends that the truth had arrived in the form of a scrappy 3-star recruit named Johnny Manziel. Skepticism soon turned to belief when he lead the Aggies to a 29-24 victory over the #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, doing it in Tuscaloosa no less. The Aggies and JFF went on to finish the season 11-2, smashing Oklahoma 41-13 in the Cotton Bowl.
The 2013 season held many close games in which Texas A&M could have pulled ahead in them all but finished the season 9-4, defeating Duke in the Chic-fil-A bowl in Atlanta. Three out of the 4 A&M losses were by a touchdown or less. Although many analysts thought that Johnny would suffer a sophomore slump he increased his total passing yards, completion percentage, throwing touchdowns and overall passer rating. He proved he could beat opponents from the pocket.
On January 8th Johnny declared for the NFL draft. He was immediately projected as a first round pick. Johnny was picked 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns during the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8, 2014. His upcoming season promises to be heavily followed by the media and fans as the Browns have promised that Johnny will be competing for a starting role and is slated to be the back up as of now.