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Johnny Manziel named SEC Male Athlete of the Year

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Along with pseudo-controversies, Johnny Manziel has seen myriad honors roll in following his breakthrough 2012 season.

With the start of a new season fast approaching on the horizon, Johnny Football has added yet another to his burgeoning trophy cabinet.

Tuesday, it was announced that Manziel was named the 2013 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year.  Georgia swimmer Allison Schmitt was given the female version of the award, named in honor of the former SEC commissioner.

The awards are based on a vote of conference athletic directors.

“The SEC is very proud to honor Johnny and Allison, as they are outstanding examples of what a student-athlete can accomplish through hard work and dedication.” said SEC commissioner Mike Slive in a statement. “Their commitment to excellence have made them fine representatives of their universities and this conference.  We congratulate them and wish them the best in their future endeavors.”

In addition to becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in Texas A&M’s inaugural season in the SEC, Manziel was named first-team All-SEC, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, Associated Press first-team All-American, first-team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America and the AP Player of the Year.

Manziel is the first football player to win the award since Alabama running back Mark Ingram in 2010.  All told, 15 football players have won claimed top male honors in the 38-year history of the award.

The only other football players who was nominated for the award this year were South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones.

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8 Responses to “Johnny Manziel named SEC Male Athlete of the Year”
  1. canetic says: Jul 2, 2013 9:43 PM

    How did he win the 2013 Male Athlete of the Year? He played in one game in 2013. Maybe the SEC should wait until December to hand out this award.

  2. be4bama says: Jul 2, 2013 10:01 PM

    Roll Johnny!!!

  3. dg0122 says: Jul 2, 2013 10:10 PM

    I think the award should be named the Roy D Mercer $EC athlete of the year

  4. alligatorsnapper says: Jul 2, 2013 11:14 PM

    There is not much doubt Johnny Mansel deserved SEC athlete of the year.

    The way I hear so many SEC fans speak on sports radio, there is some question on whether he would win “SEC Man of the Year” award.

  5. mauldawg says: Jul 3, 2013 9:26 AM

    How about “Cry baby of the year”

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 3, 2013 9:56 AM

    Never heard of this award, guess we’re glad to have it.

    Still counting days to Sept 14th.

    73 and counting.

  7. bertenheim says: Jul 3, 2013 10:03 AM

    Is this part of “walking in his shoes”?

  8. jimbo75025 says: Jul 4, 2013 2:21 AM

    bertenheim says:
    Jul 3, 2013 10:03 AM
    Is this part of “walking in his shoes”?

    Be prepared for a few tweets from Manziel complaining about having to go to the awards ceremony.

    Somehow I don’t think A&M will reach the heights they did last season.

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