“Winning the Heisman should not be a punishment,” Sumlin said. “It is a completely different situation than anybody has ever had. Usually, you are looking at a player’s last game (during a Heisman winner’s bowl week). This is a redshirt freshman, a 20-year-old kid. You have to be careful heaping on too much of what the expectations are for a young man. We have to be very, very cognizant of what is going on. I think he understands that.”
Asked about his award, Manziel said other Heisman winners have told him his life “will never be the same” now that he is a recipient and he is beginning to understand what they mean.
_ Jimmy Burch