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POLL: Will 'Johnny Football' be the first freshman to win the Heisman?

2012 Heisman Trophy Media Availability

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Manti Te'o and Johnny Manziel pose in front of the Heisman Award Trophy in New York City on December 7, 2012.

[Update: 6:05 p.m.: Johnny Manziel wins the Heisman.]

History could be made today as college football's highest individual award, the Heisman Memorial Trophy, has a very good chance of being handed to either the first freshman recipient or first pure defensive player.

Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel has earned the nickname of "Johnny Football" by leading the Aggies in both rushing yards and TDs.  The strong-armed field general threw for 3,419 yards with 24 touchdowns and just eight interceptions, and also ran for 1,181 yards and scored 19 TDs. Not bad for the clean-cut Texas native who turned 20 just two days ago.

Manziel's stiffest competition for the Heisman comes from Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, who racked up 103 tackles and nine takeaways during the undefeated Fighting Irish season that saw his team earn the nation's number one ranking. Te'o's success was bittersweet as this season he also had to cope with the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend, who passed away within hours of each other early in the season. If he becomes Notre Dame's eighth Heisman winner, it would be the most any college has been awarded.

What's your take? Will the annual award be given to Johnny Football, Manti Te'o or Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein?

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