VIDEO: Remembering When Johnny Manziel Steamrolled a Defender on His Way Into the End Zone

David Kaestle
Johnny Manziel Trucks a defender across the goal line.
Johnny Manziel Trucks a defender across the goal line. / Youtube: James Almon

Johnny Manziel's lackluster NFL career certainly hasn't done him any favors, but it's crazy how many people quickly forgot how incredible he was in college. At Texas A&M, Manziel was one of the most electrifying players in the history of college football, on his way to being the first freshman Heisman trophy winner in history.

Every Heisman winner has a "Heisman moment", well Manziel had dozens of Heisman moment type plays throughout his career.

In the pros, many people criticized his work ethic, dedication and toughness, but in college, especially during his Heisman season, those perceptions were the complete opposite, and there was plenty of evidence to see why.

Take a look at Manziel leveling a defender on his way to score a touchdown. This is a type of play you'd expect from a guy like Cam Newton, not from a 6-foot 1-inch 210-pound quarterback like Johnny Football.

Sure he had the swagger on and off the field, but it was plays like these that really endeared Johnny Football to the Aggie fans.

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