ARLINGTON, TEXAS (December 31, 2012)—The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic’s rich lineage of Heisman Trophy
winners participating in the historic postseason game will continue with the addition of the most recent recipient,
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who will lead the ninth-ranked Aggies against No. 11 Oklahoma on January
4th at Cowboys Stadium.
A couple of past winners, John David Crow and Billy Sims, will team up with the newest member of the exclusive
fraternity to further enhance the Heisman experience for fans on game day.
Prior to kickoff of the 77 th annual bowl game, Crow, who became Texas A&M’s first Heisman Trophy winner in
1957, and Oklahoma’s Sims, the 1978 recipient, will be on hand to sign autographs and meet fans during their
appearances at the LG/AT&T Huddle Up. The Heisman legends will appear from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the game-day fan
fest located on the plazas at Cowboys Stadium.
Crow, an Aggie halfback who became legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s first and only Heisman winner, will greet
Texas A&M fans at the LG Trophy Tent located on the East Plaza of the stadium. Sooner fans can meet Sims, one of
Oklahoma’s five Heisman Trophy recipients, in the LG Trophy Tent on the West Plaza. The doors to both plazas will
open at 3:00 p.m. on game day.
Fans also will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with the Heisman Memorial Trophy, which will be on
prominent display at the LG/AT&T Huddle Up. During the game-day fan fest sponsored by LG and AT&T, Sooners and
Aggies alike also can win prizes by participating in fun, interactive football challenges; enjoy live concerts performed
by local bands; and cheer on their favorite team during school band and spirit group performances.
And when Manziel takes the field for Texas A&M during the 77th annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, which kicks off
at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium, he will join seven other Heisman Trophy winners who have taken part in the game’s
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