Published on NewsOK Modified: January 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm •  Published: January 8, 2014
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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is entering the NFL draft after two spectacular seasons. Some of the highs and lows:

Top Play: In a victory over top-ranked Alabama in 2012, Manziel took a snap, tried to run but ran into the back of one of his linemen. He bounced off and the ball popped into the air. He caught it, turned around and rolled out throw a touchdown pass to an uncovered receiver in the end zone. He had another nifty play in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl when he again crashed into a teammate while hurdling a defender, before emerging from the scrum and throwing a TD pass.

Stat Line: Manziel broke 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton's SEC record for total offense with 5,116 total yards in 2012. Manziel threw for 4,114 yards this season to break the school record for yards passing set in 2011 by current Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill. In 2013, Manziel threw more touchdown passes, had more yards passing, a better completion percentage and averaged more yards an attempt than he did during his Heisman year, when he had to beat out two other quarterbacks to win the starting position in August.

Off The Field: He drew headlines, that's undisputed. He buddied up to LeBron James and Drake, and he was suspended for the first half of the Aggies' season opener against Rice for what the school said was an "inadvertent" violation of NCAA rules involving signing autographs. People were also unhappy when he tweeted last summer that he "couldn't wait" to get out of College Station. He received criticism after being photographed after last year's Cotton Bowl in a nightclub holding a bottle of champagne and more criticism when he posted a picture of himself with a wad of cash from gambling.



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