Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Sunday’s Major League Baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, the Rangers announced on Monday.
The game will start at 7:05 p.m. and be televised by ESPN on Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell. Adding to the Aggie flavor at Sunday’s game will be the Texas A&M Singing Cadets, which will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.
Manziel, who is in the midst of football spring practice in Aggieland, returns to Arlington, which was the site of perhaps his greatest on-field performance of his 2012 season. Manziel led the Aggies to a 41-13 win over Big 12 Conference Co-Champion Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, which was played in Cowboys Stadium and is adjacent to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. He was named Offensive MVP after generating a Cotton Bowl record 516 total yards, including an all-bowl record for quarterbacks 229 rushing yards and 287 passing yards.