Johnny Manziel

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Johnny Manziel and Marcus Mariota are both stand out Quarterbacks at the college level and in the NFL, but Manziel let the hype get to him and has experienced less personal growth. Johnny Manziel, “ Johnny Football” has become the face of Texas A&M and rightfully so. Johnny Manziel broke all of the passing records his freshman year and was the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. Johnny Manziel was quickly becoming a star at the college level and soon to be in the NFL. By Manziel 's sophomore year he picked up right where he left off, breaking his own records and again in the race to win the Heisman Trophy, only this time he hit a few speed bumps. He was accused of selling his autographs for money, skipping out on team meanings, and…show more content…
Johnny Manziel and Marcus Mariota were not just another face in the crowd on the field, they were stars from the beginning and impelled to be in the NFL. Johnny Manziel was the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, with the 77 previous Heisman Trophy winners he was the first freshman. When other quarterbacks would make a superior play they commentators would refer to it as a “ Manziel type play” he had that much of an influence with his play style. Marcus Mariota played the same way, quick release with his throw and very elusive on his feet. Mariota wasn’t a very flashy player on the field he just did what he was there to do and didn’t say anything about it. Mariota also won the Heisman Trophy 2 years after Manziel as a Junior year and was the first Oregon Duck to win the Heisman. Both players were expected to be top prospects in the NFL, but Manziel couldn’t get enough of the lights and…show more content…
So much can be taken from studying these two athletes. Manziel knew he was a star and only wanted to be around other stars, with that attitude he lost respect from his fans, myself included. One 's character can take them along ways, with their work ethic and how they treat others. Mariota has not stopped his hard work and his numbers show it. Manziel has it set in his mind that he is the best and nobody can ever overcome him and with that he is become a bust. I know that with our high school football team I don’t want to be remembered as the kid that had it in him, just wouldn’t put in the effort and was focused on the wrong things. Instead, Mariota is the perfect role model for high school athletes because he never stopped his grind, he did what he set out to do and is only getting better. The way I see it is one can do all the talking and get all the attention in the world but if one doesn’t do anything with it then what 's the point? The way I see it is there is always work to be done, just because I might of reached the goals I’m aiming for, doesn’t mean that’s all for me to do, someone else is working for the same goals as me. My main goal is to not let myself down, to not look back and think what more I could of done to make myself better, whether that 's waking up earlier, staying later at practice, taking a couple extra reps just to put myself right over the edge of average. Anyone can be average and live with it, but nobody remembers average, I want people to
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