Klein Finishes Third In Heisman
Associated Press / KSAL Staff - Sat 08:11 PM 12/08/2012
K-State quarterback Collin Klein finishes third in Heisman Trophy voting.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy Saturday night, becoming the first freshman to win college football's most prized individual award. The redshirt freshman beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o who finished second, and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein.
A few days after turning 20, Manziel became the most inexperienced player to win the Heisman. Adrian Peterson had come closest as a freshman, finishing second to Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart in 2004.
Manziel is the second player from Texas A&M to win the Heisman, and first since John David Crow 1957.
Manziel broke 2010 Heisman winner Cam Netwon's Southeastern Conference record with 4,600 total yards this season, led the Aggies to a 10-2 in their first SEC season and orchestrated an upset at No. 1 Alabama in November that stamped him as legit.
Klein would have been the first player from Kansas State to claim the Heisman.
Klein still has one game left at K-State, the Fiesta Bowl on January 3rd against the Oregon Ducks.