Thankfully, the freshman got the votes

Posted: January 21, 2013 at 2:36 a.m.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy, outscoring runner-up Manti Teo by more than 300 Heisman voting points. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Perhaps college football owes it to Johnny Manziel already to declare the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner the Heisman winner for 2013. For without Johnny Football, Imaginary Football would epitomize college football’s most coveted individual award as the latest national joke.

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Sports, Pages 18 on 01/21/2013