One of the most talked about draft picks this year was Johnny Manziel, also known as "Johnny Football". Born in December 1992, Manziel went to Tivy High School in Kerrville, TX. There he was coached by Mark Smith. All four years he played football and he rose through the rankings extremely fast. By the end of his first season he was on the varsity team and by the fourth game on the varsity team Manziel went from a wide receiver to the quarterback.
After high school he was highly recruited, in addition to Texas A&M, he received offers from Baylor, Colorado State, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Oregon, Rice, Stanford, Tulsa, and Wyoming. Although Manziel originally committed to play for Oregon, he later changed his mind and played for Texas A&M. The influential change came from the coach Tom Rossley.
During College Manziel broke several records, most notably was the Archie Manning's 43-year old total offense record. Afterwards Manziel broke his own record and became the first player in SEC history to have two 500+ total offense games in one season. He is also the winner of a myriad of awards: the Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, the Manning Award, and has gone First-team All-American by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News, ESPN, CBS Sports, Scout.com, and Sports Illustrated.
Manziel was recently drafted for the Cleveland Browns.