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3 get Heisman invites

Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, midnight

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The three players invited to attend the presentation ceremony in New York were announced Monday on ESPN. Manziel is the favorite to win college football’s most famous player of the year award on Saturday night in Manhattan. He would be the first freshman to win the Heisman and the first Texas A&M player since halfback John David Crow won the school’s only Heisman in 1957. The closest a freshman has come to winning the Heisman was Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma in 2004, when he finished second to Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart. Also on Monday, Te’o was awarded the Butkus Award for the nation’s top linebacker and the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player. Associated Press



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