Texas A&M Names Johnny Manziel Starting Quarterback

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

By Mike Herndon, Press-Register

And a freshman shall lead Texas A&M into the SEC.

First-year Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin,whose Aggies joined the SEC along with Missouri this year, announced Wednesday that redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel will start the season-opener Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech, according to the Dallas Morning News.
johnnymanzielAP.jpgRedshirt freshman Johnny Manziel (2) throws during a Texas A&M practice earlier this month. (Associated Press)

"Johnny has performed the best at this stage and we will proceed until the season-opener with him getting the first-team reps," Sumlin told the Morning News. "My policy is simple really; the best player plays."

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