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Camp Award catches Johnny Football fever

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The answer to the will he/won’t he question when it comes to the Heisman Trophy won’t come for another month, so Johnny Manziel will have to settle, for now, for the recognition of one of the most prestigious awards in the game.

In its weekly press release, the Walter Camp Foundation announced that the Texas A&M quarterback has been named as its National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Aggies’ stunning upset of then-No. 1 Alabama.

The redshirt freshman totaled 345 yards of offense (253 passing, 92 rushing) and two touchdowns against what was statistically one of the top defenses in college football.  Manziel completed 24 of his 31 passes and, most importantly, didn’t turn the ball over via either an interception or a fumble.

This is the second time this season Manziel has taken home Camp honors, the first coming in Week 7.

Defensively, South Carolina defensive back D.J. Swearinger earned Camp honors for his role in the Gamecocks’ win over Arkansas.  The senior safety set a career-high with 13 tackles (10 solo), one tackle for loss and an interception return for a touchdown.

Below is the year-to-date list of weekly 2012 Camp honorees:

Week 1: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner
Week 2: Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones
Week 3
: Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o
Week 4
: Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson, Western Michigan linebacker Desmond Bozeman
Week 5
: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti
Week 6
: Florida running back Mike Gillislee, Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer
Week 7
: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene
Week 8
: Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, LSU linebacker Kevin Minter
Week 9
: Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones
Week 10
: Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, Kansas State cornerback Allen Chapman
Week 11
: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger

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6 Responses to “Camp Award catches Johnny Football fever”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Nov 11, 2012 11:32 PM

    Keep calm and throw to Swope

  2. mgmac says: Nov 12, 2012 7:16 AM

    Manziel is a very exciting player to watch. for those that do not like him, it’s certainly NOT his looks !

  3. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 12, 2012 8:36 AM

    Don’t mess w scappy doo!

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 12, 2012 9:51 AM

    I don’t think he can win the Heisman this year. No preseason hype, some people still don’t know who he is, and Sumlin won’t let the media have access to him.

    Even if Texas can somehow make Klein look bad, which is what it will take to knock Klein off the podium, I still think the hype machine of Notre Dame pushes Manti T’eo up there over Manziel.

    At the very least, Manziel should be sitting in that chair in December in NY hoping to hear his name called.

  5. truefootballinsight says: Nov 12, 2012 3:29 PM

    The only knocks on this guy is that 1) he’s a fresh,an and 2) no preseason hype.m

    That should not keep the best football player out of the heisman talk. He’s gone against much harder defenses in UF,LSU, and Bama than any other QB in the hunt. He deserves some serious respect.

    If he doesn’t win the trophy in his time at aTm… Something is awfully wrong

  6. greggatx says: Nov 14, 2012 2:09 PM

    He ok, but Klein deserves to win.

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