A&M Regent Wants Extension of Kyle Field Name With Johnny In It

COLLEGE STATION- A Texas A&M Board Regent says he'd like to see an extension of Kyle Field's name with a reference to Johnny Football.

At a news conference Monday at Kyle Field, updating the $450-million expansion project, Regent Jim Schwertner suggested a lot of people are responsible for this whole project, including former students and current students.

And he also said a lot of credit for people donating to this project goes to A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Schwertner said, "You know the stars came together..we talked about this project for a long, long, time, but none of us were sure how quickly we could pay for this project. And because of a young men by the name of Johnny Manziel, we were able to raise all the money in 2 months. My vision is someday I hope that the Aggie Nation will come together and decide that we can revise the name of Kyle Field to Kyle Field, the house that Johnny built. Thank you.

A&M System Chancellor John Sharp quickly added, "I bet you make some press on that one. (laughs)"

Sharp along with a number of other A&M officials and project managers held a topping out ceremony for workers to celebrate the completion of the framework of the highest part of the expansion.

That's the top of the scoreboard at the top of the new south end zone.

A&M and Manhattan-Vaughn Construction say 1st phase construction is on track to be finished by the beginning of the upcoming football season.

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