Texas A&M Fans Catch Manziel Mania

By: Alex Lotz Email
By: Alex Lotz Email

Manziel mania was alive when thousands of fans poured into Kyle Field today as the Aggies took on and beat Sam Houston 47-28. Texas A&M football fans we spoke with can't get enough of Johnny 'Football' Manziel. From the looks of the new trend in merchandise, the number 2 may be the new 12.

Aggie fans of all ages are already sporting number two shirts in honor of the Texas A&M freshman quarterback. Now fans can't wait to get their hands on "Johnny Football" shirts.

Cherie Snell and her daughter Hannah are both Aggie football fans. Cherie even scored a "Johnny Football" shirt for today's big game against the Bearkats and bought her daughter a matching one.

"Him being a freshman, it's amazing what he can do and he is a shining star right now," Cherie said.

Manziel is becoming a household name across the nation, and Texas A&M is trying to make it official. The University is currently working in conjunction with the Manziel family in the process of trademarking the nickname. That means any other "Johnny Football" shirt being made and sold has not been authorized by the University or the Manziel family.

Aggie fans of all ages want the freshman quarterback to be the next Heisman Trophy winner. That includes seven year old Brian Blonstein, who is fully equipped with his number two shirt and fully supports the freshman quarterback.

"I think he is very athletic," Blonstein said. "I think he has great capability and I think he is just a good football player."

Manizel is a contender for the 2012 Heisman Trophy and his fans could not be any more proud of how he has led A&M in their inaugural SEC season.

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