SAN ANTONIO - For the second consecutive day, the college football world revolved around freshman A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football, the Heisman frontrunner, conducted his first press conference Tuesday afternoon in a packed Hagnar Auditorium. Click here to watch...
In case you couldn't tune in, here's what you missed...
-Manziel was asked about no freshman having ever hoisted the Heisman. It's a trend Manziel is attempting to buck in December and he said that the trophy goes "to the most outstanding player in college football."
-Manziel was asked about his arrest this summer that landed him behind bars for a night. He called that night a "critical mistake" and said he learned from it. He said that, while in jail, all he could think about was how many people he let down. And as for what he learned from the episode? "It made me, really, more aware of my surroundings ... I had to surround myself with a great group of people ... that care about my well being."
Manziel said he hasn't given any thought to a potential Heisman acceptance speech and said that he hasn't thought about potentially winning a second trophy in the years to come. "It's so crazy, so surreal to be mentioned in the same sentence as the Heisman Trophy."
Manziel, whose recruitment was quite limited, said he was wondering during the process why he wasn't getting any offers. He said, at one point, it didn't matter which position he played, he just wanted to be on the field. "I just wanted to play, obviously not kicker [laughs], I just wanted to play college football."
Manziel said the legend that has surrounded him and Johnny Football "is more folk tale than legend."
Manziel said things got a bit overwhelming for him following the upset win over No. 1 Alabama. He said he gave thought to changing his phone number because it was so out of control.
Manziel, who was considered undersized coming into college, said if he had to give advice to other young players, it would be, "It doesn't matter how big or fast you are, just play with all your heart and leave it out there every time." He said he knew his backyard style could work in the college game because he's "the most competitive person on the field."